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Two JI Leaders 'Financed Railway Station Bombing'

Two top leaders of the Jemaah Islamiah – one of whom is currently in custody in Singapore – financed the bombing of an overhead railway station in the Philippines that killed 22 people in 2000, police evidence presented to prosecutors showed. Indonesian JI member Fathur Rohman Al-Ghozi yesterday also admitted to personally knowing Hambali, alias Riduan Isamuddin, and Faiz Abubakar Bafana, who the authorities say are among the terror group’s leaders. Hambali remains at large while Bafana has been detained in Singapore. Al Ghozi and captured Moro Islamic Liberation Front bomb expert Saifullah ‘Mukhlis’ Yunos appeared before state prosecutors in the Philippines yesterday and openly admitted to their roles in the Dec 30, 2000 attack. Al Ghozi told prosecutors he knew Mukhlis, and that they both carried out the bombing with direction from Hambali and Bafana, who arrived days before the attack. Full Story

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