Gunmen shoot dead 3 policemen in Indonesian police station

12:47, September 22, 2010      

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Gunmen riding motorcycle fatally shot three police officers at a police station in Deli Serdang of North Sumatra on Wednesday, police said.

North Sumatra police chief inspector General Oegroseno said on a local television that the gunmen came into the Hamparan Perak police station after midnight and shot three policemen who were on duty.

A police officer at North Sumatra police headquarters was quoted by Antara news wire as saying that the number of the gunmen was about ten.

North Sumatra police chief ordered for a vigilant after the shooting.

The killing followed the crackdown of alleged militant hideouts in North Sumatra and Lampung provinces on Sunday evening that killed three of the militants. The police also arrested 15 people.

The police seized TNT and high powered weapons during the raids.

National police chief General Bambang Hendarso Danuri said that the militants were parts of terrorist cell in Aceh and West Java.

The group in North Sumatra and Lampung had involved in a series of robberies in North Sumatra and the most spectacular one was the robbery on a bank on Sept. 13. Danuri said that the action aimed at financing the purchase of weapons.

Source: Xinhua


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