Bali bombing suspect opens up to policeBy AP News Aug 05, 2011 6:00AM UTC
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A top anti-terrorism official says the main suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings is providing investigators with information about other attacks in Indonesia.
Chairul Akbar said Friday that Umar Patek admitted to building bombs for the suicide attacks on two packed Bali nightclubs that killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists.
He also said he made explosives used by Islamist militants in the 2000 Christmas Eve bombings that killed 19 and several other attacks.
Patek was captured Jan. 25 in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad, where Osama bin Laden was killed in a highly secretive U.S. commando attack four months later.
He’s been speaking to investigators, however, and officials say he could be deported back to Indonesia soon to stand trial.