Suspected militant leader held by Indonesia’s counter-terrorism squad

Indonesia’s elite counter-terrorism squad has arrested a convicted militant and suspected leader of an al Qaida-linked group that has been blamed for a string of past bombings in the country, Indonesia police said.

bu Rusdan was seized late on Friday in Bekasi near the capital of Jakarta, along with three other suspected members of Jemaah Islamiyah, police spokesman Ahmad Ramadhan said.

“He is currently known to be active among the unlawful Jemaah Islamiyah network’s...