Frenchman suspected in embassy blast
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.