Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Afghani trained Ryan ordered Poso bombings

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Ryan who was shot dead as police were trying to catch five people put in the wanted list in connection with last week`s bomb blasts in the Central Sulawesi town of Poso ordered the making of bombs, a police spokesman said.

"Based on information from the arrested suspects, Ryan has ordered the making of bombs that were exploded in Poso," deputy chief of public relations division at the National Police Headquarters Brig. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam said on Monday.

He said the explosives used for making the bombs were brought from Semarang, Central Java, by sea.

"Ryan always made contact with Abu Dujana in Central Java who is now controlling JI (Jamaah Islamiyah)," he added.

Previously, the police task force arrested five of 24 people put in the wanted list in connection with the Poso violence on Jl. Pulau Jawa II in the Gebang Rejo village, Poso Kota sub district, last Thursday.

The five were identified as Dedi Parsan, Anang Muftadin, Paiman, Upik and Abdul Muis. Dedi was shot dead, while the other were injured.

Meanwhile, two other persons identified as Ryan and Ibnu who tried to prevent the police from arresting the suspects were shot in the incident. Ryan was killed, while Ibnu sustained gunshot wounds in the stomach.

The two were believed to have pelted police with four locally-assembled bombs but none of them reached the target. They also fired on the police.

Anton said Ryan whose real name was Santoso used to take part in a military training in Afghanistan using another name, Abdul Hakim.

Ryan also played a role as the organizer of meetings held in Magetan, East Java, on October 18, 2002 and in Cisarua, West Java, on April 5, 2003, he added.

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