Friday, August 07, 2009

Noordin M Top arrested? Not yet!

Police has yet to confirm whether the most wanted terrorist Noordin Mat Top had been arrested or shot dead.
National Police Chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri told the press Saturday morning that five people arrested in two separate raids in Bekasi, West Java and Temanggung, Central Java. But the two killed were in Bekasi, not in Temanggung where police exchanged gunfires with suspects in the house of Muh Zahri.
The two terrorists killed in Bekasi were police fugitives for their role in the Australian Embassy bombing in 2004 identified as Air Setyawan and Eko. Other suspect, Ahmad Fery, has been arrested in Bekasi. Police said this group planned another suicide bombing in two weeks time.
Police launched massive raids in Bekasi and Temanggung upon the arrest of Amir Abdillah, the man who made reservation at JW Marriott Hotel Room 1808 which led to the July 17 bombings at Marriott and Ritz-Carlton.
So, where is Noordin M. Top? Some police sources said he might have escaped before the raid in Temanggung, Central Java. Others said Noordin has been arrested.
Police has identified the suicide bombers at Marriott and Ritz-Carlton as Dani Dwi Permana and Nana Ichwan Maulana. Dani Dwi Permana lived in Kahuripan Regency, Parung, Bogor, West Java, while Nana Ichwan was a resident of Pandeglang, Banten province. A man identified as SS, who reportedly hired both Dani and Nana, is currently a fugitive. Police hunts SS in Solo, Central Java but has not been arrested. Another key suspect Ibrohim, florist at Ritz-Carlton, is also a fugitive. Police believes Abdillah hired Ibrohim to join Noordin M. Top's terrorism group.




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