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Terror Threats Remain Potent: Indonesian Police
2007-9-20 15:18:44
 2007-09-19 16:08:02     Xinhua
 
The Indonesian police said Wednesday terrorism continued to pose a real danger for the country despite the absence of major attacks over the past two years.
"The danger of terrorism remains potent and is escalated by the current international issues," National Police Chief Sutanto said when opening a seminar here.
Indonesia was hit by a series of major bombings between 2002 and 2005 that killed over 230 people.
The country adopted a tough anti-terror law that carries death penalty in the wake of the October 2002 nightclub bombings on Bali island and has since convicted more than 50 Muslim militants, six of whom are facing the capital punishment.
Earlier this year, police uncovered a major terror network with links to Jemaah Islamiyah and seized tons of explosive materials from the suspects.
In his state of the nation address last month, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono claimed victory in the government's fight against terror.
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