Mastermind Behind Bali Bombings Killed

According to an official in Jakarta and local media, Indonesian police have killed top terrorist suspect Noordin Mohamed Top after storming his hideout in Central Java and staging a 17-hour siege. Malaysian-born Noordin is suspected to have planned the Bali bombings of 2002, as well as the attacks on two Jakarta hotels last month that killed nine people and injured many others. The anti-terror operation followed the arrest on Friday of several suspected militants loyal to Noordin, police have said. While bodies have been seen being removed from the hideout, they've not yet officially confirmed that Noordin was one of those killed. The apparent death of Noordin, who had ties to al Qaeda, comes on the heels of reports that Baitullah Mehsud, Pakistan's most-wanted terrorist, was killed in a drone attack earlier this week.