17 May 2017

News Story: Two members of IS-linked group shot dead in central Indonesia

JAKARTA, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian soldiers shot dead two militants, believed to be members of a group linked to the Islamic State (IS), in the Central Sulawesi province, a military spokesman said here Tuesday.

The move is part of a military operation launched last year in a deep forest of Poso district in order to hunt for the militants grouped in the Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT).

"A large exchange of gunfire between six (of our) personnel and the eight militants of MIT took place in Blue Mountain area. The bodies of the two slain militants are being evacuated and identified," Major General Wuryanto disclosed.

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