Sunday, July 19, 2009

Police may have found Jakarta bomber's laptop

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -Indonesian police have recovered a laptop that
they believe belonged to one of the bombers of Friday's twin hotel attacks
in Jakarta, the country's official news agency said Sunday.

Police investigate the aftermath of a bomb blast at a restaurant in the Marr-
iot hotel in Jakarta.
The laptop contained information and codes that the attackers may have us
ed to communicate with each other, the state-run Antara News Agency said.
The computer was found in a room at the Ritz Carlton, one of two hotels ta-
rgeted Friday. The other site was the JW Marriott.
The blasts killed nine people --including at least two presumed suicide bom-
bers -- and wounded more than 50.
Anti-terrorism officials are investigating the links between the attacks and
Noordin M. Top, the suspected leader of a small Jemaah Islamiyah splinter
group. The group has ties to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network,
but so far there has been no claim of responsibility for the latest attack.
Top is reportedly an officer, recruiter, bomb-maker, and trainer for the grou-
p, which was involved in a previous attack on the Marriott -- in August 2003
as well as attacks on a Bali nightclub in 2003 and the Australian embassy in
Jakarta in 2004, according to the FBI.
Among the victims who have been identified by Indonesia's health ministry,
two were Australian, and one each from New Zealand,Singapore and Indon-
Among the wounded were six U.S.nationals,according to the State Departm-
ent.On Sunday, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd confirmed one of the
victims, saying Garth McEvoy was the first government official to be killed
by a terrorist attack in the line of duty.Rudd also said two other Australians
were presumed dead.

Indonesia's National Police Chief Gen.Bambang Hendarso has said the type
of explosives found were similar to those found in a recent raid on a home
in West Java that was linked to Top.
"We cannot clearly determine at this time if these bombings are linked to
Noordin Top's network.We have only established similarities in the explosiv-
e cache that were found in the island of Java and the Bali bombings," police
Closed-circuit television footage from the Marriott shows a man, sporting a
baseball cap and pulling a wheeled suitcase, heading toward the hotel's lob-
by-level restaurant seconds before the deadly blast.
Didik Ahmad Taufik, the Marriott's security supervisor, told reporters Saturd
ay that a man, matching the image on the security camera footage,was wa-
lking "awkwardly" into the hotel's restaurant about 30 minutes before the blast.
The man told Taufik he was at the hotel to deliver an item to his boss.
Emergency numbersMarriott/Ritz-Carlton Family Assistance Hotline +18662-
114610 +14023903265
Taufik said he asked a security guard to accompany the man as he made
his delivery.
"But unluckily, a few minutes after that,I heard an explosion and was hit by
debris from the ceiling," Taufik said, according to Antara.
One of the suspected bombers
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