French­man sus­pected in em­bassy blast

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JAKARTA | A French mil­i­tant al­legedly was in­volved in last week’s pack­age-bomb ex­plo­sion at the In­done­sian Em­bassy in Paris, In­done­sia’s anti-ter­ror­ism chief said Thurs­day.

The bomb ex­ploded just be­fore dawn on March 21 but did not cause any in­juries or ma­jor dam­age to the em­bassy.

Anti-ter­ror­ism agency chief An­syaad Mbai told the As­so­ci­ated Press that French in­ves­ti­ga­tors had con­firmed that Fred­eric C. Jean Salvi, who al­legedly spent sev­eral years study­ing with Is­lamic mil­i­tants in In­done­sia, was sus­pected in the bomb­ing.

It ap­par­ently was meant as a warn­ing to In­done­sia to stop a U.S.and Australia-funded se­cu­rity crack­down that has re­sulted in the ar­rests of hun­dreds of sus­pected mil­i­tants in In­done­sia in re­cent years.

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