Looks as if some serious interior spiritual struggle was in the works. “Man shot dead in Australian-Indonesian terror raid,” from AAP, with thanks to JE:
Australian and Indonesian police have foiled terrorists with links to Jemaah Islamiah during raids in East Java, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) says.
“The close co-operation between the two agencies has resulted in the arrest of eight men linked to Al Jama’ah Al Islamyah (JI),” an AFP statement said.
Indonesian National Police shot dead one man during the raid.
The cell is alleged to be close to JI military leader Abu Dujanah.
“One of the suspects is believed to have close associations to the bombing of the Australian Embassy,” the AFP said….
Police seized 20 bombs, 730 kilograms of explosive material, 45 kilograms of TNT, almost 200 detonators, more than a thousand rounds of ammunition and a cache of weapons.
Head of the INP bomb team General Surya Dharma said the raids had averted a major terrorist attack.