The Jihadis' Tale

When Indonesia's police started cracking the case of last October's deadly Bali bombings, they quickly identified two Islamic militants as playing central roles in the planning and execution. One was a 42-year-old village preacher named Ali Ghufron, also known as Mukhlas, who recruited two of his brothers to help assemble and transport the bombs that killed 193 people. The other was Imam Samudra, 33, a man who spent most of his adult life as a professional militant and was described as the mastermind of the plot. Within weeks, the police managed to apprehend both men. Mukhlas fought back with a sword...

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