INDO police: "body found in Philippines NOT that of Dulmatin

Nice try, though:

 Body not that of Indonesian militant


Article from: Agence France-Presse

INDONESIAN police say a body recovered in the Philippines is not that of a key Islamic militant wanted over the 2002 Bali bombings.

Philippine authorities had said the body was believed to be Dulmatin, who was thought to have been wounded in a clash with government troops in the region in January.

“The team has returned from the Philippines and we affirm that the exhumed body was not that of Dulmatin,” the newspaper’s website quoted Indonesian national police spokesman Anton Bachrul Alam as saying.

The US Government has offered $US10 million ($11m) for Dulmatin, who was once a senior figure in the radical Jemaah Islamiah (JI) movement and is believed to have been hiding in the southern Philippines for the past five years.

Mr Alam said police would wait for DNA test results to be released by their Philippine counterparts for final confirmation that the body, found in a shallow grave on Tawi-Tawi island in February, did not belong to the militant.

Dulmatin is accused of helping JI plan and carry out the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people on the Indonesian holiday island, most of them foreign tourists.

Sidney Jones, an expert on JI, said last month that JI contacts in Indonesia would have likely known if Dulmatin was dead.