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Jakarta bomber images released

A police officer holds up the sketches of the two men suspected of bombing luxury hotels in Jakarta on Friday
The police say these were the men who attacked the two luxury hotels

Indonesian police have released sketches of the two men believed to be the suicide bombers who attacked luxury hotels in Jakarta on Friday.

The sketches were based on two heads found in the wreckage at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels.

The attacks killed nine people and injured scores of others.

Meanwhile officials say a woman reported to be the wife of wanted fugitive Noordin Mohammed Top has been arrested in Cilacap in central Java.

Police have not yet confirmed the arrest of the woman, named as Ariana Rahma - but in recent raids in Cilacap, police say they found bomb-making material at an Islamic boarding school, and explosives buried in the garden of a house of Noordin's father-in-law.

Noordin is wanted for plotting the bombings in Bali in 2002 and 2005, which killed 202 people, and other attacks in Indonesia.

The police say they are looking into similarities between the Bali attacks and the recent bombing in Jakarta.

Noordin was said to be a key financier for the militant Islamic group Jemaah Islamiah, but is now thought to have set up his own splinter group.

Foreign dead

The man whose remains were found in the Ritz-Carlton is dark-skinned with short dark hair. The police said he was aged between 20 and 40.

The second man, found at the Marriott, was lighter skinned. The police said he was just 16 or 17.

NOORDIN MOHAMED TOP
Born in Malaysia, fled to Indonesia after 9/11
Wanted for planning bombings on Bali in 2002 and 2005 and other attacks
Said to have split from Jemaah Islamiah over strategy disagreements and set up new group
Main accomplice Azahari Husin killed by police in 2005
Escaped police raid in 2006 and continues to evade capture

Several foreigners were among those who died in Friday's attack, including New Zealander Timothy Mackay, 62, president director of Holcim Indonesia cement company and Australians Nathan Verity and Garth McEvoy.

Another of the victims was Craig Senger, the first Australian government official to be killed in a terrorist attack; he worked as a trade commission officer at the embassy in Jakarta.

Officials said 17 foreigners were among the wounded, including eight Americans and citizens of Australia, Britain, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and South Korea.

Police say they are investigating similarities to the twin bomb attacks on Bali in 2002, which killed 202 people.



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