Saturday, March 13, 2010

Times Online: Police shoot notorious Indonesian bomber(Joint America-Australian Operation)

March 14, 2010

Police shoot notorious Indonesian bomber

A joint operation by American and Australian intelligence helped police to track down and kill the most notorious bomb-maker in Indonesia.

The man, known as Dulmatin, 39, had a bounty of $10m on his head and was suspected of planning the Bali bombings of 2002 in which 202 people, including 28 Britons, died.

He was shot dead on Tuesday — a fortnight before President Barack Obama’s visit to the country — by an elite police squad at an internet cafe east of Jakarta. Two accomplices were also killed. Police later seized explosives and guns during raids on jihadist hideouts.

Dulmatin, who had been trained by Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, was the target of an anti-terrorism operation that diplomatic sources say used electronic surveillance by the Australians and information from US special forces in the Philippines.

Indonesia has been co-operating with Australian federal police since the Bali bombings and has accepted information from the CIA.

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