Indonesia attacks blamed on Jemaah Islamiyah

July 17, 2009 09:51
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Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, has suffered a series of terrorist attacks in recent years carried out by, or blamed on, members of Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah:

  • July 2009: A pair of bombs explode inside the neighboring Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels in Jakarta, but there is no immediate claim of responsibility. At least nine killed and more than 50 wounded.
  • November 8, 2008: Government executes three Islamic militants for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.
  • June 2007: Authorities arrest the alleged leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, Afghan-trained militant Abu Dujana, along with seven other suspected terrorists in raids on Java.
  • November 2005: Bomb-making expert Azahari bin Husin is shot dead during a police raid on a terrorist safehouse on Java island. Information from that raid leads to other arrests. Fugitive Noordin Top appears on video soon after, threatening more attacks.
  • October 2005: Triple suicide bombers kill 20 in attacks on restaurants on Bali.
  • September 2004: A suicide bomber detonates a ton of explosives packed into a delivery van outside the Australian Embassy, killing 11 and wounding 200.
  • September-October 2003: Imam Samudra, convicted of masterminding the Bali bombings, and his accomplice Ali Ghufron, a fellow Afghan-trained militant who bragged of his friendship with Osama bin Laden, are sentenced to death.
  • August 2003: Suicide bomber attacks the J.W. Marriott Hotel, killing 11.

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