Homeland Security

JW Marriott Hotel Bombing

On August 5th, 2003, a car bomb exploded outside the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, killing 12 and wounding 150. Once again, al Qaeda-affiliated group Jemaah Islamiyah was responsible.

In October 2004 an Indonesian court convicted Rusman Gunawan (a/k/a "Gun Gun") for facilitating and/or aiding terrorism and sentenced him to four years in prison. Specifically, Gun Gun was found to have aided or facilitated the transfer of money that was ultimately used to finance the August 2003 bombing of the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Jakarta. Gun Gun was one of six Indonesian students arrested during raids in Pakistan and was a member of the Jemaah Islamiyah/Al Qaeda cell known as the Al Ghuraba cell. Nurjaman Riduan bin Isomuddin (a.k.a. Hambali,) the man who amongst other attacks, including the Bali Nightclub Bombings, was believed to have been involved in the J.W. Marriott bomb plot.



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