Top Jamaah Islamiyah Terrorist Captured
More imperial good news, Big White Infidel would be pleased.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) — One of Southeast Asia’s most wanted terrorists is in police custody, an anti-terror police official in Indonesia has told CNN.Abu Dujana, believed to be the leader of Jemaah Islamiyah’s military unit, was one of seven suspected terrorists detained in central Java over the past few days, the official said Tuesday.
Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) is a militant Islamist group active in several Southeast Asian countries. In 2002, it was added to a United Nations list of terrorist organizations linked to al Qaeda or the Taliban.
Police believe Abu Dujana’s arrest will deal a major blow to the organization. JI is believed to be responsible for major terror attacks in Indonesia, including the October 2002 Bali bombing, which killed 202 people, most of whom were foreigners.
There has been intense speculation as to who is leading Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) since its former leaders were arrested in 2000 and 2003.
But many Indonesian authorities believe Abu Dujana took over the organization and revitalized its military wing.