police have made their first arrest in connection with last week's
bombing at the Australian embassy in Jakarta.
Police have issued photographs of the Jakarta
Police chief Da'i Bachtiar said a man had been arrested for
carrying explosives for Azahari Husin, the man police believe
masterminded the attack.
According to police, up to eight other people have also been
detained for questioning over the incident.
Nine people died in the bomb attack, and more than 180 were
"We have someone in our hands and this individual has said that
before the bombing incident he was with Azahari," Mr Bachtiar told
Police hunting the Jakarta bombers have named Azahari - a
Malaysian bomb-making expert - and his associate Noordin Mohamad Top
as prime suspects.
Both men are thought to have links to the South East Asian
militant group Jemaah Islamiah.
On Wednesday, Indonesian police published pictures of eight
suspects believed to have been recruited by Azahari and Top.
Four of the suspects have been on the police's most wanted list
for almost two years, but the other four are believed to be new
Police are offering 500 million rupiah (about US$50,000) for
information leading to the arrest of each suspect, and double that
amount for Azahari and Top.