"Ahmad was a member of JAT Cirebon chapter, and also a friend of Mochamad Syarif, a suicide bomber at Adz Zikra Mosque in Cirebon (on April 15, 2011)," Inspector General Anton Bachrul Alam, the head of the National Police`s public relations division, said here on Tuesday.
Ahmad Urip alias Ahmad Yosefa alias Hayat alias Raharjo, had accompanied Syarif when the later planned to carry out a suicide bombing at Adz Zikra mosque, he said.
Syarif was active in the membership of JAT Cirebon led by Agung Nur Alam alias Abu Husama, he explained.
"Ahmad was also the perpetrator of Alfamart defacement in Cirebon in 2010," he said.
Ahmad, the suicide bomber died in the attack on the Full Gospel Bethel church (GBIS) in Kepunton, Solo, Central Java, around 11am on Sunday (Sept 25).
The body of the suspected bomber had been taken to the police hospital in Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, for forensic tests.
The blast meanwhile had also seriously injured 14 people and lightly wounded four others.
Police are still investigating the person who had led the oath taking ritual of Ahmad. Syarif had taken an oath in a ritual led by Amir Markasiah , ustadz Abu Bakar Ba`asyir in Tasikmalaya in 2008, together with 10 other members of JAT Cirebon.
Syarif had also been active in following teaching classed led by Ba`asyir in several places in West Java.
He had learned doctrines of Agung Nur Alam and Oman Abdurrahman, who allowed members to get funds by conducting robberies.
Syarif and his colleagues had learned how to make bombs from Amir Ashabul Kahfi of Cirebon, namely Yadi Al Hasan from a small team of Asykari whose members were also members of JAT Cirebon. (*)
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