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Last Updated: Friday, 1 October, 2004, 09:20 GMT 10:20 UK
Jakarta embassy bomber identified
Policeman holding photo and marriage certificate of Heri Golun (1/10/04)
Police said Golun married last year
Indonesian police have named the man believed to have bombed Australia's embassy in Jakarta last month.

Police said Heri Golun was identified by DNA tests on body parts and blood found in the vehicle used in the attack which killed him and eight others.

Police also said they had a letter from Golun to his wife, in which he asked "permission to die as a martyr".

Investigators said Golun had links with two Malaysian militants whom police suspect masterminded the attack.

Police have been hunting the two men, Azahari Husin and Noordin Mohamed Top, since the 2002 Bali bombings, and believe both are members of Islamic militant group Jemaah Islamiah.

Indonesian police chief Da'i Bachtiar said the group who carried out the latest bombing - although recruited by Azahari Husin - had not been involved in previous JI attacks.

"This is a new group from West Java. Their strongest involvement is with Dr Azahari," Mr Bachtiar told reporters.

Police said Golun came from the Sukabumi district of West Java, and was married last year.

Chief detective Suyitno Landung said police had found a letter addressed to Golun's wife.

"The letter asks for forgiveness, and permission to die as a martyr. It asks that his family repay all his debts and name his child Achmad Jundullah," Mr Landung said, adding that the child had already been born.

It was still not clear if Golun was in the vehicle alone, or with an accomplice, police said.


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