July 24, 2014
Indonesian police say DNA tests show the body of a suspected terrorist killed in a 16-hour siege last week is not one of the region's most wanted men.
Police official Eddy Saparwoko said Wednesday that results showed that the man killed in a shootout with anti-terrorism forces last week was not Noordin Muhammad Top, despite early media reports that he may have been slain.
Saparwoko said "the DNA test didn't match with Noordin's family."
Noordin, a Malaysian, has been blamed for a series of deadly attacks in Indonesia since 2003 and is the prime suspect in the twin suicide hotel bombings in Jakarta on July 17 that killed seven people.