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Indonesia Names Suspects, Says Hambali Gave Funds

Indonesian police identified five men on Tuesday wanted for this month’s bomb attack at Jakarta’s Marriott Hotel and said militant leader Hambali had provided up to $45,000 to fund bombings in the country. Chief of detectives Erwin Mappaseng said the five suspects in the Marriott attack included two Malaysians believed to have been involved in the Bali blasts last year that killed 202 people. One of them was Azahari Husin, an academic who has become the top bomb-maker for the Jemaah Islamiah militant network. Mappaseng said police were still investigating whether some of Hambali’s money was used for the August 5 bombing at the Marriott, which killed 12 people and wounded 150. “There were funds transferred by Hambali in June of as much as $45,000 for Indonesian bombing operations,” he told reporters. Hambali, who authorities say is the mastermind of the al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah blamed for the Bali bombings, was arrested last week in Thailand. Full Story

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