Indonesia Explosives Seizure 'Dwarfs Bali Bomb' News.com.au/Reuters
Explosives found earlier this month under a house exceeded the amount used in the main device that exploded in the 2002 Bali bombings, Indonesia's police chief said today. A bomb-laden mini-van killed more than 200 people and ripped through nightclubs in Bali's famed Kuta beach strip on October 12, 2002. That bomb was believed to be the work of Malaysian Azahari Husin, the alleged bomb maker of Southeast Asia's Jemaah Islamiah militant network. Police found at least 20 bombs and large quantities of bomb-making chemicals when they raided the house in Central Java more than a week ago. The cache was found after arrests of suspected militants in Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces...Asked who had bomb-making skills in Jemaah Islamiah since Azahari died during a raid in late 2005, Gen Sutanto said the Malaysian had "many students" including a militant called Mujadid arrested in one of the March raids. Others were still at large.