Indonesia's 'most wanted man' held

Police say weekend raids captured the leader of Jemaah Islamiyah's military wing.

    The Indonesian anti-terrorist unit caught several suspects in raids in Central Java EPA]

    Indonesia's anti-terrorist unit, Detachment 88, caught a number of suspects during raids in Central Java over the weekend but only confirmed through interrogation, DNA tests and fingerprints that they had landed the top man on their "most wanted" list.

     
    "After interrogating all suspects we know that Abu Dujana alias Yusron Mahmudi is the chief of the military wing of JI," national police spokesman Sisno Adiwinoto said.
     
    Wounded
     

    Abu Dujana was
    identified by DNA
    tests [EPA]

    The spokesman said the 37-year-old suspect went by several names but was identified through DNA tests and fingerprints.
     
    Abu Dujana was shot in the thigh during his capture on Saturday, police said.
     
    After a series of raids earlier this year, police said that Abu Dujana had emerged as the head of a military wing of JI after the death in 2005 of master bomb-maker Azahari Husin.
     
    Asian and Western authorities blame Jemaah Islamiyah for a series of attacks in South-East Asia, including the 2002 bombings on the resort island of Bali that killed more than 200 people.
     
    In the March raids, police said they had also found a huge cache of weapons, explosives and chemicals that could be used to make a bomb bigger than the main device used in Bali.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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