AP Exclusive: Bali Bomb Made Using Rice Ladle


Salon Staff
February 11, 2012 11:36AM (UTC)

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Muslim militant known as "Demolition Man" for his expertise with explosives has told interrogators he used common household items to build the massive bomb used in the 2002 terrorist attack on the tourist island of Bali.

According to an interrogation report obtained by The Associated Press, Umar Patek stashed the 1,500-pound (700-kilogram) bomb in four filing cabinets installed in a van. A vest bomb was also placed.

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The bombs ripped apart two nightclubs, killing 202 people. Most victims were foreign tourists.

Patek goes on trial Monday for his role in the bombing and other alleged acts of terrorism following a nine-year flight from justice that took him from Indonesia to the Philippines to Pakistan in pursuit of more terror opportunities.


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