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Operation Tinombala takes down another Poso terrorist

  • Ruslan Sangadji

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 12 2016   /  09:14 am

A member of the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) terrorist group has died in a shoot-out with security personnel in the Parigi Moutong regency of Central Sulawesi, reportedly bringing the number of members of the notorious group down to nine.

The man has been identified as Suharyono, aka Yono Sayur, from Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Operation Tinombala spokesman Adj. Sr. Cmr. Hari Suprapto said on Thursday. He was killed by the operation’s Alpha Team 29 in the area of Salubanga village, Sausu district.

 Security personnel saw seven unfamiliar people looking for food in local people’s plantations near the woods during a patrol, Hari said. After their suspicions were aroused, members of the team fired several warning shots, which the men responded to by throwing several handmade bombs and then running into the woods.

“That’s when the security personnel opened f...