Suspected foreign terrorist killed in Poso

Suspected foreign terrorist killed in Poso

Brigadier General Police Rudy Sufahriadi. (ANTARA/Reno Esnir/P003)

The guns were taken away by the person who managed to flee."
Palu (ANTARA News) - A suspected foreign terrorist, believed to be of Chinese origin, was shot dead by the Tinombala Operation task force in Poso, Central Sulawesi, on Wednesday morning.

"Based on initial checks, the alleged individual, who was on the wanted list and killed in the operation, has been identified as Ibrahim, and he is not an Indonesian," Brigadier General Pol. Rudy Sufahriadi, chief of the provinces police command, stated after a ceremony to mark Independence Day at the governors office compound.

The body of Ibrahim, who is believed to have come from Uighur in China, is now still in Poso Pesisir but will soon be moved to Poso.

Sufahriadi noted that four foreigners were earlier on the wanted list, and with Ibrahims death, there were no others left.

He said Ibrahim was killed following a shootout at 3:35 a.m. local time in the hilly region of Padopi, which is located in proximity to a village in Poso Pesisir.

The two wanted individuals, including Ibrahim, were involved in a gunfight, but the other managed to escape, he added.

Sufahriadi declined to reveal further details on the group of individuals owing to fears that it would disrupt the operation.

"I would not disclose (further information), but regardless of how many they are, I will continue to chase them," he remarked.

He said following the gunfight, the team involved in the operation secured a self-made bomb, which had been hurled at security personnel but failed to explode.

"The guns were taken away by the person who managed to flee," he revealed.

He said the gunfight broke out after intelligence information was received on the whereabouts of the persons.

"The information was true, but the men immediately launched an attack by throwing a bomb," he added.

(Reporting by Adha Nadjemuddin/Uu.H-YH/INE/KR-BSR/F001)

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