Ali Jaleel

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Ali Jaleel
Ali Jaleel, Maldivian Martyr.
Ali Jaleel, Maldivian Martyr.
Born 1979
Male, Maldives
Died 27 May 2009 (aged 30)
Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Maldives
Other names Musab Sayyid
Known for Terrorism

Ali Jaleel (1979-2009) was a citizen of the Maldive Islands who is reported to have died as a suicide bomber.[1][2][3] He is reported[by whom?] to have attacked the Inter-Service Intelligence Directorate headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan on 27 May 2009. A martyr video was broadcast on YouTube and other similar sites in the fall of 2009.

Pakistani accounts from the time of the attack say the three attackers who were killed, were unidentified.[4] Subsequently a martyr video, and an interview established Ali Jaleel was one of the bombers.[5]

Main article: 2009 Lahore bombing

Ali Jaleel, and two other Maldive citizens were captured in 2006, on suspicion they were attempting to travel to Pakistan for underground military training.[6] He was convicted of preaching without a license in December 2006.[5] He was sentenced to two years house arrest on December 26, 2006. According to Haveeru Online, he violated his house arrest and was sentenced to four months of banishment on February 8, 2008.


  1. ^ Animesh Roul (12 February 2010). [backPid=7&cHash=f218d5b027 "Jihad and Islamism in the Maldive Islands"]. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Jeffrey Salim Waheed. "How Extremism Began in Maldives". Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. 
  3. ^ S.Chandrasekharan (5 December 2009). "MALDIVES: Coming to Grips with Religious Extremism". South Asia Analysis. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. On 8 November 2008, the Al Qaeda showed a video clip (available in YouTube- even some Maldivian media carried it) of a Maldivian national who reportedly killed himself in a suicide attack. The person - Ali Jaleel aged 30 of male said that he would wage jihad and die as a martyr. 
  4. ^ Asif Chaudhry (28 May 2009). "Terrorists attack Lahore ISI office". The Nation (Pakistan). Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Video interview of Maldivian jihadist available on internet". Haveeru Online. 8 November 2009. Archived from the original on 14 February 2011. A member of Jaleel’s family said that they had heard rumours about his death but that the video had “further confirmed” it. The family member said that Jaleel’s family did not want to say too much on the matter. 
  6. ^ Praveen Swami (4 April 2009). "Nine Maldives jihadists held in Pakistan". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2010. And, in 2006, Male residents Ali Jaleel, Fatimah Nasreen, and Aishath Raushan were arrested for preparing to go to Pakistan to receive jihad training.