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    Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant, Noordin Mohammad Top, was killed in a police shoot-out in Central Java, police said on Thursday.

    You can read more in the NYTimes story here.

    It seems unlike the rumoured death a while back, this time they actually got him.

    Unfortunately as Sidney Jones of ICG says, it is far from over:

    "It's a major success for the police but it doesn't mean, unfortunately, that the problem of terrorism is over. It's still unclear how many people were in Noordin's group and there are a number of fugitives still at large who have at least the potential to replace him as the leader of an al Qaeda-like organization."

    #1 Posted: 17/9/2009 - 19:11

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