Indonesia responded to this bombing by conducting a professional and competent police investigation that made remarkable progress in solving the Bali attacks and in disrupting the Jemaah Islamiyah
terror network behind them.
has been blamed for terror attacks in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore.
JAKARTA: Indonesian police Sunday confirmed regional terror outfit Jemaah Islamiyah
as the culprits behind twin suicide blasts at Jakarta hotels, and said one of the bombers had been identified.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but terrorism analyst Rohan Gunaratna said Jemaah Islamiyah
was the most likely.
An Australian think tank, the Strategic Policy Institute, predicted the Southeast Asian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah
might launch new attacks just a day before Friday's deadly strike.
Wahjono also officially labelled Jemaah Islamiyah
a terrorist organisation, paving the way for it to be officially banned.
Bashir, 72, the spiritual leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah
, a militant group said to be the Southeast Asian wing of al-Qaida, has denied any wrongdoing and dismissed the charges as a fabricated effort by the Indonesian government as part of the U.
It had long been known the Abu Sayyaf, which is based in Sulu and Basilan, had allied itself with the Jemaah Islamiyah
, a group advocating violent struggle for the establishment of a pan-Islamic state made up of Malaysia, Indonesia and parts of Thailand and Muslim-dominated areas of the southern Philippines' Mindanao island.
US security officials say Jemaah Islamiyah
resembles al-Qaida in its organisation and, like al-Qaida, operates across international boundaries.
Amrozi, who is allegedly a member of Jemaah Islamiyah
, an al-Qaeda linked group, faces execution by firing squad.
His trial is expected to reveal the inner workings of Jemaah Islamiyah
, which has been accused of plotting a series of foiled attacks in South-East Asia.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion immediately fell on Jemaah Islamiyah
, a violent Islamic militant group with links to Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda.