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.
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
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.