Results tagged “Jemaah Islamiyah”
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Thai intelligence services are searching for Para Wijayanto, one of the two top Jemaah Islamiyah leaders, who is also thought to be the terror group's emir. Wijayanto is thought to have facilitated Umar Patek's travel to Pakistan.
Indonesia's National Intelligence Agency confirmed that Pakistan arrested Jemaah Islamiyah commander and bomb maker Umar Patek, who is wanted for his involvement in the 2002 Bali bombings. Patek's wife was also arrested by Pakistani security forces.
Wanted Jemaah Islamiyah operative Umar Patek has been spotted in Yemen. Patek may be recruiting some of the more than 2,000 Indonesian students studying Islam in Yemen.
Security forces arrested Mas Selamat Kastari, the leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah branch in Singapore. Kastari was detained on April 1 in the state of Johor, near the border with Singapore. He escaped from a high-security jail in Singapore in February 2008.
Philippine troops detained Jemaah Islamiyah bombmaker Giovanni De Ocampo and four associates after a clash in the southern Compostela Valley province. Ocampo was a leader in the communist New People's Army. Books written by executed Bali bombers Amrozi, Mukhlas and Imam Samudra are being sold in Indonesia despite a ban.