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Indonesia Christmas Eve bombings


Event Details
Primary OrganizationJemaah Islamiya
Means of AttackBombs
Target24 Christian churches
Time Dec. 24, 2000
Victim Deaths19
Victim Injuries120
ParticipantsAbu Bakar Bashir (Organizer) 1, Hambali (Operational Commander) 2, Imam Samudra (Facilitator) 2
Narrative and Notes
ReliableAbu Bakar Bashir ordered the bombings. Thirty-eight bombs in 11 cities exploded at Christian churches on Christmas Eve 2000, killing 19 people and wounding 120.1
1U.S. Treasury Department press release JS-4179, April 13, 2006.
2Press release JS-700, U.S. Department of Treasury, Sept. 5, 2003.
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