Bali bombing mastermind held in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: An alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed over 200 people has been arrested in Pakistan, senior Indonesian and Pakistani officials said on Wednesday.
A Pakistani security official said that Umar Patek has been arrested by Pakistani security agencies, but would not say when and where he was arrested. “Yes it is confirmed we have arrested him, he is in Pakistan,” the official told AFP.
He also said that Patek’s links to any militant group in Pakistan are being investigated. “Right now he is being interrogated,” the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said. “The Indonesians want access to him and they are coming,” he said, referring to Indonesian officials.