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Jakarta Post

Bomb funding brought from Mideast by couriers: Govt

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 20 2009   /  11:38 am

National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Nanan Soekarna (right) and his deputy, Brig. Gen. Sulistiyo Ishak, on Wednesday display photographs of suspected terrorists wanted for their involvement in the July 17 bombings of the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta. Still on the run are (in images from left) Ario Sudarso, Mohamad Syahrir, Bagus Budi Pranoto and Syaifudin Zuhri bin Djaelani Irsyad. JP/Wendra AjistyatamaThe majority of overseas funding for a string of terrorist attacks in Indonesia, including last month's twin hotel bombings in Jakarta, came from the Middle East, officials say.   Police confirmed in Jakarta on Wednesday they had detained a Saudi Arabian national suspected of trafficking cash funds to Noordin M. Top and Jemaah Islamiyah, the terrorist group believed to be the regional arm of al-Qaedah.Head of the Counterterrorism desk at the Office of the Coordi...