Indonesia police: 6 slain militants planned police attack

Indonesian police personnel patrol during a raid on the home of a terror suspect in East Java province in 2016More
Indonesian police personnel patrol during a raid on the home of a terror suspect in East Java province in 2016More
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11 April, 2017

The group, formed in 2015, was designated by the US State Department as a foreign terrorist organisation three months ago. A new threat has emerged in the past several years from Islamic State group sympathizers.

"The attack is an order from Zainal Anshori, JAD leader, as a revenge for his arrest by counter-terrorism police earlier on Friday", Inspector-General Boy said.

Amar said the standoff started around 10 a.m. on Saturday when they fired at two Tuban policemen from a auto.

There were seven men in the auto.

Those in the vehicle "took out weapons and shot at officers".

During the chase that lasted several hours, the perpetrators fired many shots before they got out of the vehicle and fled into the rice field. The authorities said seven men drove up to a traffic police post and fired shots at the officers.

The police identified the trio as Zaenal Anshori, 42, Zaenal Hasan, 36, and Adi Bramadinata, 20, all of whom allegedly belong to a cell lead by Suryadi Mas'ud alias Abu Ridho, who was arrested in Bekasi, West Java, on March 23.

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"When the local police swept through the area, a gunshot was heard".

The police seized the suspects' auto, six firearms, dozens of 9 mm bullets, four cell phones, a two-way radio, knives and terror-related propaganda material.

No fatalities were reported in the incident and the two police survived.

Indonesia has had some major successes tackling militancy, but there has been a resurgence of Islamist activity in recent years, some of it linked to the rise of Islamic State.

Muslim-majority Indonesia has carried out a sustained crackdown on militants since the 2002 Bali bombings by al-Qaida-affiliated radicals that killed 202 people.

However, numerous recent plots linked to the ISIS have been botched or foiled, with analysts saying that many of the country's militants lack the capacity to launch serious attacks.


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