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Indonesian jailed for Bali bomb
Anif Solchanudin hears the verdict in court
Solchanudin had spoken of becoming a suicide bomber
An Indonesian man has been found guilty of involvement in the 2005 Bali bombings and sentenced to 15 years.

Former mobile phone salesman Anif Solchanudin, 24, was found guilty of helping to plan the attacks.

The judge said Solchanudin was "proven without doubt to have participated in acts of terrorism".

Three other people have already been sentenced in connection with the triple suicide blasts, which killed 20 people and injured more than 100 others.

Solchanudin admitted during his trial that he had been interested in becoming a suicide bomber.

But he had denied knowing anything about the bombings before they took place.


Solchanudin is the fourth man to be jailed over the attacks.

Earlier this month, Mohammad Cholily was found guilty of supplying equipment and jailed for 18 years.

Dwi Widyarto was found to have helped produce a disc of Noordin Mohammad Top, the plot's alleged mastermind and South East Asia's most wanted militant.

Noordin Top (archive image)

Another man, Abdul Aziz, was jailed for eight years for sheltering Noordin, and Solchanudin was also found guilty of concealing information about him.

The October 2005 attacks were the second major bombing on the resort island.

In 2002, more than 200 people died in the bombing of a bar and nightclub in Bali.

The Indonesian government blamed the regional Islamist militant group, Jemaah Islamiah, for both attacks.

Noordin Top is wanted in connection with both attacks, as well as a string of others in Indonesia.

Noordin was previously believed to be one of al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah's key financiers and recruiters but analysts now think he may have broken away to form a new militant group.

The man thought to have been his closest ally, bomb maker Azahari Husin, was killed during a police raid in November 2005, but successive attempts to locate Noordin have failed.

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