5 alleged terrorist killed by Indonesian police in ambush

20:15, May 12, 2010      

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Five alleged terrorists were killed by Indonesian police's anti-terrorist squad during their ambushes in two separated places, local TV reported here Wednesday.

The ambushes were conducted in Cikampek, West Jakarta, and in Cawang, East Jakarta, Wednesday afternoon. Gunfight broke out between the alleged terrorists and police, the Metro TV reported, citing the accounts of eyewitnesses.

According to the report, the police's anti-terror squad afterwards found two revolver guns and thousands of bullets in the ambush scenes.

The report said that the ambush in Cikampek resulted in two casualties, meanwhile in another police ambush in Cawang East Jakarta three were killed. All casualties were on the alleged terrorist's side.

Indonesian police headquarters spokesperson Inspector General Edward Aritonang said that some of the killed terrorists had been detained in Malaysia's prison from 2003 to 2005 for violating the country's anti-terror regulation, Internal Security Act.

"Some of those killed ones had just returned from the terrorist training camp in the Philippines," Edward was quoted by the detik. com as saying.



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