|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Indonesian Security Forces Kill 2 Men Linked to IS on Sulawesi Island

JAKARTA – Two men, allegedly linked to an armed group loyal to the Islamic State terror organization, were killed and an Indonesia security agent was injured amid clashes on the northern island of Sulawesi, official sources said Wednesday.

Central Sulawesi police chief Rudy Sufahriadi added that the clash occurred Monday in areas surrounding Poso, in Sulawesi, when eight members of the Mujahidin Indonesia Timur terrorist group were found by the forces.

“We have been pursuing the militants for some time. Thanks to our operation, we could locate them in a jungle. They were armed, so we had to fire at them,” Sufahriadi told EFE.

Police were investigating whether one of the two deceased militants is Barok, one of the leaders of the MIT who also formed another terror organization, Santoso, in Poso in 2010, and who was allegedly killed in an operation in 2016.

The MIT, also known as the East Indonesian Mujahidin, was operating as a local radical group until 2014, when it swore loyalty to the IS.

In March, security forces had arrested nine alleged militants, also in Sulawesi.

Indonesia, where 88 percent of its 260 million inhabitants are Muslim, has witnessed several such attacks, including the attack on Oct. 12, 2002 on the popular tourist resort island of Bali, which left 202 people dead.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved