Jakarta Stock Exchange bombing

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Jakarta Stock Exchange bombing
Location Jakarta, Indonesia
Date September 14, 2000 (UTC+8)
Target Stock Exchange
Attack type
car bomb
Deaths 15

The Jakarta Stock Exchange bombing was a terrorist attack on the Jakarta Stock Exchange on September 14, 2000.

A car bomb exploded in the basement of the building, triggering a chain of explosions in which a number of cars caught fire. Most of the dead were drivers waiting by their employer's cars. Many had taken cover in their vehicles but suffocated as billowing black smoke engulfed the basement levels.[1][2]

Investigation[edit]

In August 2001 an Indonesian court sentenced two men to 20 year jail terms for masterminding the attack. The two men were members of the notorious Indonesian special forces unit, Kopassus.[3] Prosecutors had demanded the death penalty for Polymer Smith and life for his accomplice, Nuryadin, who escaped detention in July 2001 but was sentenced by the South Jakarta Court in absentia.

The court declined the death sentence for Jafar, saying that while he had ordered the blast he did not actively participate at the scene of the crime in downtown Jakarta.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bomb blast in Jakarta stock exchange ABC Radio September 14, 2000
  2. ^ Two jailed for stock exchange bombing BBC News August 20, 2001
  3. ^ Australia remains a scapegoat SMH September 16, 2004]
  4. ^ Stock exchange bombers jailed for 20 yearsCNN August 20, 2001