Jemaah Islamiah

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Jemaah Islamiah

An Islamic militant organization active in Indonesia and other places in Southeast Asia. It was formed in 1993 in opposition to the Suharto regime. In 2002, the United Nations designated it as a terrorist organization.
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We confirm that the attackers are from Jemaah Islamiyah because there are similarities in the bombs used," national police spokesman Nanan Soekarna told a press conference.
Suspicion will fall on the Southeast Asian Islamist militant group Jemaah Islamiyah or its allies.
Wahjono also officially labelled Jemaah Islamiyah a terrorist organisation, paving the way for it to be officially banned.
While some analysts fear Bashir's release could spark more terrorist attacks, an expert on Jemaah Islamiyah does not.
But scores of Jemaah Islamiyah suspects have been arrested in the region over the past three years.
In other developments, in August 2003, Riduan Isamuddin (also known as Hambali), an important coordinator of Jemaah Islamiyah and Al Qaeda activities, was arrested by Thai forces, reportedly acting on a tip from the U.
There are many more Jemaah Islamiyah members on the loose in Indonesia," he said.
The suspects are accused of being members of Jemaah Islamiyah, a regional Islamic militant group with links to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network.
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.
Nearly 20 Indonesians, members of the militant Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah, have been arrested in connection with the attack.
Jemaah Islamiyah, an Islamic extremist group allied with the al Qaeda network, reportedly perpetrated this act.