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2006-04-05 02:55:21

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a police compound in the western Indonesian city of Medan on Wednesday, injuring several people, local media reported. The cause of the blast was not immediately known and police have sealed off the area, Jakarta-based Radio Elshinta reported. Militants linked to al Qaeda have carried out several major bomb attacks on Western targets in Indonesia in the past few years.

2006-04-02 00:12:23

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia tightened security in key places after the United States and Australia warned of possible attacks against Westerners in the country on Sunday, police said. Authorities deployed additional police at potential targets in the capital Jakarta and were also on guard in the resort island of Bali, a popular destination among Western tourists that has been a target of bomb attacks in the past. "Police have increased security at several vital places and police...

2006-03-28 15:10:23

By Deborah Charles ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - Top al Qaeda operatives and others in U.S. custody said in testimony on Tuesday that Zacarias Moussaoui was untrustworthy and not part of the September 11 attacks. One day after Moussaoui gave shocking testimony that he was meant to fly a plane into the White House as part of the September 11 plot, the detained enemy combatants contradicted him. Most of the testimony was read aloud from detainees who were forbidden from testifying...

2006-03-27 02:30:16

MANILA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and seven injured on Monday when a crude bomb exploded at a small retail store in a suspected Muslim extremist attack in the southern Philippines, an army spokesman said. Major Gamal Hayudini said no group had claimed responsibility for the attack on the island of Jolo, but local police suspected that the al Qaeda-linked militant group Abu Sayyaf was behind it. "We're still investigating to determine the type of bomb," Hayudini told...

2006-03-10 03:39:04

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - The Indonesian government may ask for direct access to Hambali, a militant held by the United States since 2003, when U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits Jakarta next week, an official said on Friday. Indonesia has long sought custody of Hambali -- an Indonesian national believed to have played a key role in bombings of nightclubs in Bali in 2002 which killed 202 people -- to aid in several prosecutions of terrorism suspects. The...

2006-03-08 18:29:39

By Deborah Charles ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui talked of his dream to fly an airplane into the White House more than a year before the hijacked aircraft attacks, a witness linked to al Qaeda testified in federal court on Wednesday. Fazi Bafana, formerly a treasurer of a unit of Jemaah Islamiah, which is linked to al Qaeda, revealed discussion of that dream in videotaped testimony played during Moussaoui's sentencing trial. Moussaoui,...

2006-02-17 08:00:00

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has extended by two years the detention of a Malaysian suspected of aiding al Qaeda hijackers involved in the September 11 attacks on the United States, his lawyer said on Friday. Yazid Sufaat, a 42-year-old former army captain, is accused of having provided lodging in the Malaysian capital to two of the hijackers, Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, who were aboard the airliner that hit the Pentagon in 2001. Malaysia has held Yazid under its strict...

2006-02-13 06:39:12

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian court sentenced a man to death on Monday for killing eight people in attacks in the Moluccas islands that sparked fears of sectarian bloodshed in the region, local media reported. The court in the islands' main city of Ambon said that Assep Djaja and his accomplices had carried out what it said were terrorist attacks in two villages in the islands last year and in 2004. Four policemen guarding a Christian enclave surrounded by Muslim villages were...

2006-02-13 03:32:23

By Carmel Crimmins MANILA (Reuters) - Security in the Philippine capital was tightened on Monday, the eve of last year's deadly bombings by Muslim rebels on Valentine's Day, as fresh rumors swirled of a coup plot against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Under "Task Force Valentine," extra police patrolled Manila's streets and 10 mobile checkpoints were being set up after dark around the sprawling city of 12 million people. The coast guard was also on high alert. The security fears...

2006-02-10 08:11:28

By Simon Cameron-Moore ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Malaysia is holding several members of an al Qaeda suicide cell that U.S. President George W. Bush says planned to launch a September 11-style attack on Los Angeles, a security official familiar with the case told Reuters. The plot to hijack a plane and fly it into Los Angeles' tallest building was set in motion a month after the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, and was thwarted in early 2002, according to Bush. A Southeast Asian...


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