Terrorists in Indonesia 'Plotting New Attacks'
Indonesian police yesterday warned of fresh terrorist attacks in the country after disclosing that key suspects are still in the country and are seeking funds for another bombing. The top Indonesian investigator who led the probe into the Bali bombings in October, Inspector-General I Made Mangku Pastika, said that terrorists in the country ‘are now more radical and more committed’. Gen Pastika said an Indonesian called Dulmatin and a Malaysian called Dr Azahari, who are among several suspects still being sought, are ‘somewhere in Indonesia’. He said suspects still at large are ‘looking for money now’ and the next attack could also be a bombing. ‘But so far we do not know where the operation will be,’ he said. Addressing a joint press conference with Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty, he said police are ‘very optimistic’ of catching Hambali, Asia’s most-wanted man who, he said, ‘might be anywhere’. Hambali, an Indonesian also known as Riduan Isamuddin, is believed to be the link man between Al-Qaeda and the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) regional terror group which staged the Bali blasts last October and a string of other attacks. As JI’s former operations chief, Hambali is said to have played a key role in directing the Bali attack and the Christmas Eve bombings of churches and priests which killed 19 people in 2000. Full Story