Pakistan to extradite Bali bomb suspect this month

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Posted: Aug 10, 2011 5:19 AM
Pakistan to extradite Bali bomb suspect this month

A top anti-terrorism official says Pakistan will extradite a key suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people to Indonesia by the end of the month.

Indonesian national Umar Patek had a $1 million bounty on his head when he was captured in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad Jan. 25, four months before Osama bin Laden was killed there in a U.S. commando attack.

The 41-year-old Patek allegedly built the bombs used in the suicide attacks on Bali nightclubs packed with foreign tourists. Many of the victims were Australians.

Anti-Terrorism Agency chief Ansyaad Mbai told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Patek would be returned to Indonesia before Aug. 30 to stand trial.