(File pix) This file photo taken in Jakarta on January 14, 2016 shows Indonesian police taking position behind a vehicle as they pursue suspects after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital Jakarta. An Indonesian court on November 23 jailed an extremist for nine years for his role in a deadly gun and suicide bombing attack in Jakarta. AFP Photo

JAKARTA: An Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced Saiful Muhtorir to nine years in prison for his role in a deadly gun and suicide bombing attack in Jakarta last January, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reports.

Saiful Muhtorir was found guilty of helping funnel cash to the militants behind the assault, which killed eight people.

At the courtroom, he accepted the judge’s verdict, saying he will not file an appeal.

Muhtorir, also known as Abu Gar, was also indicted for weapons possession.

Prosecutors had been seeking a ten-year sentence for his crimes.

Earlier, three others were jailed for their roles in a series of attacks, with dozens of others arrested over suspected involvement.

he attacks took place in Jakarta on Jan 14, including seven continuous attacks at the Sarinah shopping complex and another near a Starbucks outlet opposite the shopping centre, killing at least eight people and injuring 20 others.

It was the first major attack for seven years in Indonesia and was claimed by the IS group. -- Bernama