ISIS’s Indonesian commander of Southeast Asian militant group was killed on Monday in a botched suicide attack on Syrian troops, The Jakarta Post Online reported on Tuesday.
According to Al Masdar News, Bachrumsyah was killed after the explosive-laden car he was driving towards a Syrian-Arab Army unit in Palmyra blew up prematurely.
ISIS confirmed Bachrumsyah’s death on Tuesday, but claimed the suicide attack was successful in inflicting damages on their enemy.
Bachrumsyah gained notoriety in 2014 after appearing in a recruitment video, calling for militants in Indonesia, Malaysia and others in the region to join ISIS. He was hand-picked by by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to lead the battalion of foreign fighters from Southeast Asia.
The United States had put him on its terrorists watchlist due to his links with ISIS.
Indonesia has been hit by a string of terrorist attacks after four militants struck in downtown Jakarta on January 14 last year.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)