Noordin M. Top, who came from Malaysia to spread terror in the country, was hunted for 9 years but always escaped. Born in Malaysia 41 years ago, Noordin studied and taught at Madrasah Lukmanul, which were attended by Ali Ghufron, Amrozi, and Imam Samudra, the Bali bombers. When the Malaysian government began huning for frontman Jemaah Islamiyah, Noordin and bomb-maker Azahari fled to Indonesia Riau. Azahari was adept at assembling bombs, and Noordin was an expert recruiting suicide bombers. After a long hunt, was Azahari killed during a siege by the Special Detachment 88 Anti-terror team. A year later, Noordin was almost captured and allegedly killed. After nine years of being hunted he was finally killed in a raid in Solo, Central Java on September 17, 2009.VideoVideo: 2009 Noordin M. Top with Doctor Azahari
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