Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty says Australian police helped trace Azahari to the mountain hide-out in East Java.Looks like the remains have been positively ID's from fingerprints too. Onya, AFP.
He says it is no surprise that Azahari apparently activated a suicide bomb when Indonesian counter-terrorism police raided the site
The Prime Minister, John Howard, says the death of the man thought to be behind the Bali attacks would be a huge advance in the fight against terrorism.
Mr Howard has told Sky News if the reports are true, it is good news.
"It doesn't mean that JI is crippled, but it does mean that somebody who is believed to have been behind the two Bali attacks, the Marriott attack and the attack on the Australian Embassy in Jakarta may well have been taken out of the equation," he said.
Thursday, 10 November 2005
And for once, they've been well-spent. From the ABC :