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2006-04-29 01:42:53

By Telly Nathalia and Jerry Norton JAKARTA (Reuters) - One of Asia's most wanted bombing suspects escaped a police raid on a central Java hideout on Saturday in which two people were killed, a senior officer said. Police surrounded the house in Wonosobo, 375 km (230 miles) southeast of Jakarta, before dawn, hoping to trap Noordin Top, a Malaysian national wanted over a string of bombing attacks in Indonesia. "We attacked them but they were fighting against us using M-16s. So there...

2006-04-21 23:41:54

By Nopporn Wong-Anan NARATHIWAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Last year, Waemahadee Waeda-oh, 43, was on trial, accused of being a member of Jemaah Islamiah, a Southeast Asian terrorist network believed linked to al Qaeda. Last week, he was elected to Thailand's 200-member Senate from one of the three Muslim southernmost provinces where more than 1,100 people have been killed in two years of separatist violence. The Muslim doctor, eventually acquitted of charges of belonging to Jemaah...

2006-04-21 04:08:27

By Manny Mogato MACTAN ISLAND, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia must act jointly against the regional militant network Jemaah Islamiah (JI) to dismantle its camps and limit its movements, a security expert said on Friday. Rohan Gunaratna, head of the political violence and terrorism center at Singapore's Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, said Indonesia must ban JI as an organization and oppose moves to free the group's spiritual leader, Abu...

2006-04-20 05:55:37

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia warned its citizens on Thursday of a possibly imminent attack on Westerners in Indonesia, saying that terrorists were in the advanced stages of preparing strikes. "Recent reports suggest Thursday 20 April 2006 could be a potential date for attack but we emphasize that attacks could occur at any time, anywhere in Indonesia," the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in an updated travel warning on its Web site (www.smartraveller.gov.au). It advised...

2006-04-19 02:13:50

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian militant sentenced to death over the 2002 Bali bombings told a court on Wednesday he never asked permission from cleric Abu Bakar Bashir to carry out the attacks, a Bashir lawyer said. The attacks killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists, on Indonesia's prime resort island. Amrozi and two other militants were sentenced to death for the blasts and are awaiting execution. Wirawan Adnan, citing Amrozi's testimony in the Central Java appeals...

2006-04-13 16:02:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has frozen the funds of jailed Jemaah Islamiah leader Abu Bakar Bashir and three other members of the al Qaeda-linked militant network, the Treasury department said on Thursday. The department, acting on a presidential order, officially froze the assets of the four Indonesian men and prohibited Americans from conducting any transactions with them. A Treasury statement said the government would also join other countries, including Australia, in...

2006-04-13 03:01:25

By Telly Nathalia JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jakarta's police chief said on Thursday, a day after violent attacks on the offices of Playboy magazine's Indonesia publishers, that they should put off their next issue. About 300 hard-line Islamists vandalized the building housing Playboy's offices on Wednesday in a protest against its publication in the world's most populous Muslim nation. The protesters threw rocks at the front lobby, breaking windows of the building in the south of Jakarta...

2006-04-10 23:56:44

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers killed a leader of Muslim rebel group Abu Sayyaf wanted for a series of fatal bombings, including an attack which killed a U.S. soldier in 2002, the army said on Tuesday. Soldiers killed Amilhamja Ajijul and a relative, also an Abu Sayyaf member, in a pre-dawn raid on a coastal village in the southern city of Zamboanga, Colonel Edgardo Gidaya told reporters. Four other Abu Sayyaf members were arrested, Gidaya said. Ajijul had a $20,000 bounty...

2006-04-05 05:40:38

MEDAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Four Indonesian policemen died on Wednesday when an explosive device accidentally blew up during a bomb-disposal training exercise, police said. Several other people were wounded by the blast in a police compound in the northwestern city of Medan on Sumatra island. "Three police members died. Four have critical injuries. They were undergoing training," North Sumatra province police chief Bambang Hendarso Danuri told reporters, adding several other...

2006-04-05 03:38:22

MEDAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a police compound in the western Indonesian city of Medan on Wednesday, killing two policemen and injuring several others, police and media reports said. The cause of the blast was not immediately known and police have sealed off the area. Jakarta-based Radio Elshinta reported at least 10 policemen were sent to nearby hospitals, and a police spokesman said two of them later died. A large crowd gathered outside the compound, which...