Bali Bombing Suspect Arrested by Indonesian Authorities

Indonesian authorities have announced the arrest of the alleged mastermind behind the Bali Bombing incident.

Indonesian authorities have announced the arrest of Aris Sumarsono, better known as Zulkarnaen, the alleged mastermind behind the Bali Bombing incident. 

Zulkarnaen was the alleged bomb-maker in the Bali Bombing which killed 202 people, and the J.W. Marriott Hotel bombing in Jakarta that killed 12.

Police spokesman Ahmad Ramadhan said Zulkarnaen’s arrest was not met with resistance.

“Zulkarnaen was the Jamaah Islamiyah [JI] military commander during the first Bali bombing,” said Ramadhan. 

Zulkarnaen reportedly took fellow terrorist Upik Lawangan, also known as Taufik Bulaga or Udin into hiding before he was caught.

Ramadhan, said that aside from the first Bali bombing, Zulkarnaen was also involved in the 2001 Christmas bombing of churches and the New Year’s Eve bombing after that.  


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