Police: Fingerprint check enough to confirm key terrorist's death
A National Police spokesman says that fingerprint identification was sufficient to confirm whether Dulmatin, a top-ranked Southeast Asian militant wanted for planning the 2002 Bali bombing, was killed in a raid Tuesday.
Insp. Gen. Edward Aritonang told reporters Wednesday the police had fingerprint data on Dulmatin.
“All we have to do is to see whether [the data] matches. Fingerprint identification is valid enough, we don't have [to do] DNA [tests],” he said as quoted by Antara state news agency
Three terror suspects were shot dead in bloody raids in Pamulang, Tangerang in Banten.
Police said one of the suspects, who was the main target, allegedly provided financial assistance to militants who recently trained in Aceh. The suspect reportedly fired a shot before police shot him dead at an Internet cafe.
The media identified the man as Joko Pitono, also known as Dulmatin, a key Jemaah Islamiyah leader.