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Jakarta Post

Islands in focus: Terrorist, murderer escape from Ambon prison

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, November 7 2012   /  09:32 am

AMBON: A convicted Ambon bomber, identified as BM, 24, escaped from Ambon Class II Penitentiary on Tuesday by sawing through the window bars in a cell block bathroom.

The warden, Faozul Ansori, said that BM escaped at around 5 a.m. after filing through the window bars. A murder convict, identified as HS, 24, also escaped.

Faozul said that prison guards learned of the escape after an inmate reported the sawn-through window bars.

“The witness reported his findings to correctional officers and we later reported the case to the police,” said Faozul as quoted by

He confirmed that BM was behind a series of bombings in some parts of Ambon, including some churches. “Yes, BM was involved in the Ambon bombings, while the other inmate was involved in a murder,” he said.

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