Indonesia Says Bali Terror Mastermind Was in Abbottabad to Meet Bin Laden
Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabod, Pakistan. It is the home of the Pakistani military academy. His home was across the street from a police station and the government military college.
Osama Bin Laden was not the only top terrorist to be captured or killed in Abbottabad Pakistan this year.
The mastermind behind the Bali bombings was captured in Abbottabad in March.
In this photo obtained by the Associated Press from a Philippine security official, Umar Patek addresses fellow militants in an Abu Sayyaf mountain encampment on Jolo island sometime in 2007 in southern Philippines. Indonesian al-Qaida-linked militant Patek, on the run from a US$1 million U.S. bounty on his head for allegedly helping mastermind the 2002 suicide bombings of nightclubs in Bali that killed 202 people, was arrested in the house of Abdul Hameed in Abbottabad, Pakistan in January 2011. (AP Photo)
Umar Patek was in Abbottabad for meetings with Osama Bin Laden.
Indonesia says its most wanted terrorist suspect was in Pakistan to meet Osama bin Laden when he was arrested there early this year.
Umar Patek was arrested in January in Abbottabad, the garrison town where bin Laden was killed by US forces this week.
Patek is suspected in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. He is deputy commander of al-Qaida’s Southeast Asian affiliate Jemaah Islamiyah.
Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said Wednesday that Patek was in Pakistan with his Filipino wife to meet with bin Laden. Authorities have said they traveled to Pakistan using passports with false names.
Indonesian investigators are trying to bring Patek back to the country.