Bomber of envoy’s home jailed 20 years

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  • Tuesday, 14 Oct 2003

JAKARTA: Judges jailed a militant for 20 years yesterday for bombing the Philippine ambassador's home and two churches in the city three years ago. 

Both of the deadly attacks were blamed on the al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiah terror group. 

“The defendant Abdul Jabar has been proven to have possessed and used explosive materials illegally and jointly with others launched a bomb attack on the home of the Philippine ambassador,” said chief judge Pramudana. 

The car bomb attack in August 2000 killed two Indonesians and injured 21 others, including ambassador Leonides Caday.  

The nationwide church attacks on Christmas Eve 2000 killed 19 people. 

Prosecutors, who had sought a life sentence for Jabar, said the residence attack was to avenge the deaths of fellow Muslims in the separatist conflict in southern Philippines. – AFP  

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