One of Southeast Asia’s most wanted terrorists apparently blew himself up Wednesday to escape capture when an elite security unit attacked his hideout, the national police chief said. Two other suspected militants were thought killed in the blast.
Known as the “Demolition Man” for his expertise with explosives, Azahari bin Husin was a key figure in Jemaah Islamiyah, a terror network with links to al-Qaeda that has been blamed for a series of deadly bombings as well as failed plots in Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.
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