France joins Indonesia in hunt for terror suspect

A French national wanted in Indonesia over alleged ties with Al-Qaeda-linked militants is also on the run from authorities in France, police in Jakarta said on Wednesday.

Updated: Aug 18, 2010, 19:11 PM IST

Jakarta: A French national wanted in
Indonesia over alleged ties with Al-Qaeda-linked militants is
also on the run from authorities in France, police in Jakarta
said on Wednesday.

Frederic Jean Salvi -- also known as Ali -- came to
the attention of Indonesian anti-terror police earlier this
month after a raid on a bomb factory in West Java, during
which they seized a car owned by him.
Police also confiscated explosives and suspected that
the vehicle would be used as a car bomb.

"He was involved in a radical organisation in France
and is also on a wanted list there," Indonesian police chief
detective Ito Sumardi said.

"So we`ll have a coordination with the French
Interpol," he said.

Sumardi said the French national, who is believed to
still be at large in Indonesia, is a member of Salafi Jihadi,
although he did not give further details on the group.
Police have arrested 102 terror suspects, detaining 66
of them, in a series of nationwide raids after discovering an
extremist training camp in Aceh, northern Sumatra island, in
February.

Top radical Islamist preacher Abu Bakar Bashir was
arrested last week for allegedly setting-up and funding the
camp which involved Al-Qaeda-linked extremists who were
plotting a wave of attacks in Jakarta.

PTI