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Jemaah Islamiyah operative Umar Patek is cooperating with police since his extradition from Pakistan, officials said. Patek has admitted to his role in the 2002 Bali bombings and attacks on churches.
Pakistan has extradited Jemaah Islamiyah operative and leader Umar Patek to Indonesia. Patek was involved in the Bali bombings and is said to have been in Abbottabad, Pakistan to meet with Osama bin Laden.
National Anti-Terror Agency officials said that the army will begin assisting the police and the Detachment 88 antiterrorism squad to combat a "third generation" of terrorists emerging in 14 of the country's 33 provinces. Within the past two years, over 700 terrorists have been arrested and others have been shot, and a terror training camp in Aceh was dismantled.
Detachment 88, the national antiterrorism force, arrested five suspects in Jakarta and two in Surabaya who were allegedly engaged in terrorist activities in the two cities as well as smuggling weapons into Indonesia from the Philippines.