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Terror suspects in shoot-out

  • Suherdjoko & Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Temanggung, Jakarta   /   Sat, August 8 2009   /  01:29 pm

Police officers exchanged fire with terror suspects at a house in Beji village, Temanggung, in Central Java on Friday, but could not verify whether most-wanted terror suspect Noordin M. Top was involved. Police surrounded the building from around 5 p.m. and the shoot-out began as suspects refused to turn themselves in. "Hopefully it's Noordin's group because they are our main target. There are three or four people in the house," National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Nanan Soekarna said. "We are still in contact with Detachment 88 *Indonesia's special counterterrorism squad* but haven't received any confirmed information from them," National Police deputy spokesman Brig. Gen. Sulistyo Ishak said, as quoted by Antara. Earlier, the police arrested two men identified as Aris and Hendra, at their bicycle workshop in Parakan market, Temanggung. The two are cousins of Ta...