International Jihad Update: “Arrested wife of Indonesian militant says husband trained Filipino insurgents,” from AP, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
MANILA, Philippines – The detained wife of a top Indonesian militant has told investigators her husband and at least six other Jemaah Islamiyah operatives are in the Philippines, training local insurgents how to make bombs, officials said on Monday.
The operatives still in the Philippines included Indonesians Dulmatin and Umar Patek, suspected plotters of the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali, Indonesia, that killed 202 people, the officials quoted Dulmatin’s wife, Istiada Binti Oemar Sovie, as saying.
She was captured by Philippine troops on the southern Jolo island last week.
She told investigators that Dulmatin’s students in covert terror training camps included members of the Muslim rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which is engaged in peace talks with the government, and the smaller but more violent Abu Sayyaf group, two security officials told The Associated Press.