DNA Shows Body of Slain Militant not Noordin Top

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.


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