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Masked Militant on Indonesia Video Threatens US, Allies

17 November 2005

Indonesian authorities say a masked man featured on a video threatening attacks against the United States, Britain and Australia could be Malaysian fugitive Noordin Mohamad Top.

The video was shown to the public Wednesday. It was among several found last week during raids that resulted in the killing of Azahari bin Husin, who police believe was the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah's master bombmaker.

The tapes were discovered at a house that police say Noordin Mohamad Top rented in central Java.

Police have been hunting him and Azahari since the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

Authorities also blame the two men for other attacks, including a car bomb blast outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta last year that killed 10 people.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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