From The Straits Times: It looks like the Indonesian police have foiled a dastardly attack on their President by Noordin Top's gang. Intended to avenge for the executions of the Bali Bombers, two would be suicide bombers were shot and killed. Now, they're just standing on line in Jannah and waiting their turn at the virgins.
More good news: Noordin Top's accomplices are being rounded up.
During their raid on a rented house in Bekasi, police uncovered up to 500kg of explosives that can be turned into 100kg of bombs. Also found was a minibus rigged to be a mobile bomb.
The house was about 5km, or a 12-minute drive, away from the residence of the President in Cikeas, Bogor, on the outskirts of Jakarta.
Gen Danuri said the accomplice, who was not named, told police they were planning to detonate the explosives-packed vehicle at the President's house two weeks later, which would roughly coincide with the Aug 17 anniversary of Indonesian independence. The two would-be bombers were shot dead as they tried to throw pipe-bombs to avoid arrest at the rented house, said Gen Danuri.
He identified the two as Ari Setiawan and Eko Gepeng and said they had helped terrorist leader Noordin Top in the 2004 Australian embassy car-bombing that killed 10 people and wounded scores more.
Al Jazeera, always the proverbial turd in the punch bowl, is claiming in this article that Noordin Top lives.
Watch the video and see what you think...