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Indonesian police escort a group of suspected terrorists linked to Bahrun Naim before their June 15, 2016, trial in Jakarta on charges they planned to detonate a bomb in the Central Java city of Solo in August 2015.

Life and Death of Bahrun Naim: SE Asia’s Most Wanted Terrorist

The decapitation of Bahrun Naim demonstrates that a terrorist can run but not hide forever, counterterrorism expert says.

Professor Rohan Gunaratna

Professor Rohan Gunaratna heads the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, where he teaches security studies.

Born in Sri Lanka, Dr. Gunaratna holds a master’s from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews. He first gained renown as an expert on the ethnic conflict in his native country, which ended in May 2009. He also is an acclaimed scholar on al-Qaeda, who has testified before the 9/11 Commission.

Professor Gunaratna has authored or co-written 15 books on insurgency and terrorism.

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