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Witness: al-Qaida Aided Indonesia Attacks

A suspected Muslim radical testified Thursday that the al-Qaida terror group financed Southeast Asian militant attacks in Indonesia, possibly including the Oct. 12 Bali blasts that killed 202 people. Wan Min Wan Mat’s testimony, via videolink from a Malaysian prison, was the strongest indication yet of a financial link between al-Qaida and Jemaah Islamiyah, the regional terror group blamed for carrying out the bombings. Wan Min was testifying at the trial of Ali Ghufron, alias Mukhlas, an alleged senior operative of Jemaah Islamiyah. Ghufron is charged with carrying out the two nightclub bombings on Bali in October, 2002. Wan Min, a prosecution witness who allegedly supplied weapons and arms training to Muslim militants in the Philippines, testified that earlier in 2002 he gave $35,500 in three installments to Ghufron, who was then in Thailand. Full Story

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