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Indonesian police seize ‘JI manual’

Indonesian police have found what they say could be part of the constitution and operational manual of the terror group Jemaah Islamiah. Indonesia’s national police chief, general Da’i Bachtiar, has told a parliamentary security committee that officers had seized the photocopied document after a bomb blast in January in the town of Balikpapan in East Kalimantan, home to many Australian expatriate oil and mine workers. The alleged bomber, identified as Sujono, alias Sugiono, was injured in the blast. “From him, we confiscated a copy of a document of the Nidhom Azasi – a kind of JI constitution, consisting of 15 chapters and 34 articles,” Bachtiar said at a hearing on Monday night. He said the document included fundamentalist Islamic and anti-western teachings, and contained chapters on bomb-making and shooting skills. Bachtiar said it was unlikely the bomber was linked to the terror group of JI master bomb-maker Dr Azahari and suicide bomb recruiter Noordin Mohammad Top. Full Story

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