SINGAPORE DETAINS TWO SUSPECTED TERRORISTS

SINGAPORE (Radio Australia, Dec. 19) - Singapore has announced the detention of two men suspected to be part of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network.

The two men, Muhammad Arif Bin Naharuddin and Muhamad Amin Bin Mohamed Yunos, were arrested in Singapore in late October under Singapore's Internal Security Act.

According to Minister of Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng, they are part of a Pakistan based JI cell codenamed Al-Ghuraba, meaning "foreigners".

The cell was broken up in Pakistan in September. Both men are in their early twenties and received religious training in Malaysia before traveling to Pakistan.

Since 2001, Singapore has detained 30 alleged members of JI.

December 19, 2003

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