DNA test result confirms Noordin death
National Police announces the results of a DNA test have confirmed that the body of a terror suspect killed early Thursday in a raid in Surakarta, Central Java, belongs to Noordin M. Top, one of Southeast Asia's most wanted terrorists.
RS Soekamto Police Hospital head Brig. Gen. Eddy Saparwoko said the police had taken six DNA samples from Noordin's wives and children in his hometown in Malaysia and in Indonesia.
“All samples from the children matched with the DNA of [the body],” told reporters at a press conference in Jakarta.
Police confirmed Thursday that Noordin was killed in the raid, after a fingerprint check. The DNA test at the police hospital provides more substantive proof of Noordin’s death.
Noordin was four terror suspects killed in the raid. Other suspects were believed to be bomb maker Bagus “Urwah” Budi Pranoto, Susilo alias Adit, and Aryo “Aji” Sudarso, who was Noordin’s protégé.
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