A Killer's Last Stand

Azahari Bin Husin seemed to live a charmed life. One of Asia's most wanted terrorists, Azahari, a Malaysian university lecturer who became a master bombmaker, had been on the run in Indonesia for three years and had repeatedly evaded capture—despite the biggest manhunt ever mounted by Indonesian authorities. On several occasions he slipped away just minutes before police showed up at his hideout. But last week Azahari's luck ran out: he was killed during a shootout when police raided a house he had rented in the mountain resort town of Batu in East Java.

Indonesian police say their...

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