Mick Keelty, Aussie federal police commissioner claimed that the identification of one of the three suicide bombers, an East Javanese who conducted the Bali restaurant bombings in October this year, provided the vital lead in tracking down Azahari.
The dead man was identified only about 10 days ago, which then led the police to Azahari in Malang. This forensic tracing was also supplemented by other evidence such as how those killers were recruited. Sophisticated technology was also used to track the terrorist – Keelty refused to elaborate on this, but we may assume, as alluded to earlier in a previous post, that this has been cellular phone tracking devices, probably US intelligence gathering satellites.
One of the 2002 Bali bombers, Imam Samudra, was thus apprehended after the Aussies used his mobile phone signal to track him down.