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Suspected planner of Indonesian Christmas Eve bombings to face trial after extradition

Catholic World News - August 11, 2011

A suspected Islamic terrorist leader has been extradited by Pakistan to face charges in Indonesia, where he has been charged with planning the 2002 Christmas Eve bombing in Bali and a series of bombings of Christian churches two years earlier.

Umar Patek, the alleged mastermind of the Bali attack and church bombings, was captured in January in Abbottobad, Pakistan—the same town where Osama bin Laden was discovered. He arrived in Indonesia on August 11 after extradition.

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