Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - Some 60 personnel of the National Police`s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) unit have been deployed to assist Parigi Moutong district police in Central Sulawesi province in hunting down the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT) terrorist group, led by Ali Kalora.

"Right now, the Tinombala task force of the Central Sulawesi provincial police is still looking out for the group, led by Ali Kalora and his colleagues," Chief of the Public Information Bureau of the National Police, Dedi Prasetyo, said here on Thursday.

The hunt came after the group shot two police officers who were removing the body of a murdered victim in Salubose hamlet, Parigi Moutong district, Central Sulawesi.

The 60 Brimob personnel, belonging to Tinombala task force in Central Sulawesi provincial police, were tasked with hunting down the remaining members of the Poso terrorist group after security personnel shot dead its old leader, Santoso.

Chief Brigadier Andrew Maha Putra and Second Brigadier, who suffered shot wounds, have gradually recovered after they underwent a surgery at Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Palu.

"They are getting better. Their health condition is stable. They are being treated at the hospital," he noted.

The Ali Kalora-led group shot the two police officers who were removing the body of the murdered victim in Salubanga village, Central Sulawesi on Monday (Dec 31, 2018).

The group shot one of the two police officers while he was removing the wood and twigs blocking the road. The shootout with the terrorist group was inevitable, injuring the two police officers.

Reporting by Anita Permata Dewi
Editing by Suharto

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