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Indonesian Islamic State cleric gets death sentence for Jakarta attack

BBC     22nd June, 2018 01:19:15 printer

Indonesian Islamic State cleric gets death sentence for Jakarta attack

 

An Indonesian cleric found guilty of masterminding a 2016 terror attack in Jakarta which left four civilians dead has been sentenced to death.

 

Aman Aburrahman was convicted of planning the attack which saw a suicide bomber blow himself up at a Starbucks.

 

The cleric, who had declared his support for the Islamic State (IS), is also the spiritual leader of a local extremist network.

 

The 2016 attack was the first linked to IS in Indonesia.

 

Aburrahman, 46, has been in prison since 2010 but the court heard he planned the attacks from his jail cell.

 

The attack saw a series of explosions hit the capital, with the Starbucks and a police security post among those hit by the blast.

 

The blasts centered around a major shopping and business district, close to foreign embassies and United Nations offices.

 

Gunmen were also holed up in the complex that housed the Starbucks, and gunfire was exchanged when police arrived.

 

Two attackers were killed in the shootout and two others blew themselves up.


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