Umar Patek (Umar Kecil)

May 2011
Background Information Summaries;2011, p5
Umar Patek is a leading member of the Southeast Asian Islamist terrorist group http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tsh&AN=19131194&site=ehost-live (JI). He played a key role in the 2002 Bali, Indonesia, nightclub bombings that killed more than 200 people, including at least 7 Americans. Patek was arrested in January 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan; at the time, the United States was offering a $1 million reward for his capture. Patek's arrest took on new significance in May 2011, when U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in the same town where Patek had been arrested four months earlier. However, there is no evidence that the two men had met in Abbottabad.


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