Indonesia has released from prison cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, as authorities said the suspected mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings would enter a deradicalisation programme amid concerns over his continued influence in extremist circles.
Nine Cabinet and junior ministers and two provincial governors resigned after Buddhist monks accused three Muslim leaders of supporting the militants responsible for the Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people.
Security officials say the first bomb went off in or near the Jolo cathedral during a Sunday Mass, followed by a second blast outside the compound as government forces were responding to the attack.
The deadly blast that struck a busy metro station in Saint Petersburg earlier this week, is not the first of its kind in the world's largest nation.
New York bombing suspect, Ahmad Rahami was taken into custody after a shootout with police.
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