August 8, 2009

TOPPED ANOTHER:

Militant behind Jakarta bombings thought dead (Times of London, 8/08/09)

Noordin Mohammad Top was reportedly shot dead by police following an 18-hour siege in Central Java. [...]

Police said the stand-off at a house in Temanggung district was part of anti-terror operation following the arrest on Friday of several suspected militants loyal to Top and the seizure of 500kg of explosives.

Officers surrounded the remote building for 18 hours before blowing open one the doors and entering.

After an exchange of gunfire and explosions, police emerged laughing and shaking hands with each other.

One body was brought out and put in a wooden coffin, while two more were carried out in body bags.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 8, 2009 6:20 AM
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