Indonesian court sentences Islamic militant to 10 years for possessing explosive materials

An Indonesian court has sentenced an Islamic militant to 10 years in jail on charges of possessing explosive materials intended for a terror attack.

The West Jakarta District Court ruled Thursday that Badri Hartono violated the country's anti-terror law. Hartono was accused of recruiting and sending militants to Poso in Central Sulawesi where Muslim-Christian conflicts killed at least 1,000 people from 1998 to 2002.

He was arrested last September following an explosion at a house near Jakarta. One militant was critically injured in the explosion of what was said to be a bomb prepared for a terrorist attack.

Hartono accepted the sentence, which was four years less than prosecutors had requested.