I have been off-line most of the day, so you have probably already heard, but Indonesian police say they have confirmed the death Noordin M. Top.
According to Imron Royyid, reporting from the AP, “Police hunting for suspects in Jakarta hotel bombings raided a hide-out in central Indonesia, sparking gunfire and an explosion Thursday that left four suspected militants dead, (the national police chief) said, including the Malaysian fugitive. Three alleged terrorists also were captured… Fingerprints in a police database matched the body to Noordin.”
Top is suspected in the July bombing of two Jakarta hotels and several prior attacks.
Terror kingpin Noordin shot dead (The Age)
Death of Noordin Top ucovers links with Al Qaeda (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Top’s death a breakthrough in fight (The Australian)