Indonesian police say they have arrested the leader of Al Qaeda-linked extremist network Jemaah Islamiah (JI), which carried out the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people.

Para Wijayanto was detained by counterterrorism police with his wife on Saturday at a hotel in Bekasi, a city on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta, the national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said.

Prasetyo said Wijayanto is suspected of being involved in the making of bombs used in a series of attacks, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people and a 2004 attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta, that killed nine.

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