Jakarta Stock Exchange bombing
|Jakarta Stock Exchange bombing|
|Date||September 14, 2000 (UTC+8)|
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.
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. 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.
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