Fugitive Linked to Santoso Killed in Counter-Terrorism Sting

Jakarta. A terrorist fugitive linked to Santoso, Indonesia's most wanted terror fugitive, was shot dead by the National Police's anti-terrorism unit Densus 88 during a counter-terrorism operation in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, on Monday (15/02), a police source confirmed.
The purported terrorist was identified as Fajar, who was killed during a shootout with the police in the Penatoi subdistrict.
The source confirmed that the deceased fugitive is a member of Santoso's terror group, also known as the East Indonesia Mujahidin (MIT).
The police also claim that Fajar was involved in several terrorism attacks in Poso, Central Sulawesi, and West Nusa Tenggara.
Around 2,000 military and police personnel are on the search for Santoso and his fighters, who have been on the run for more than three years in the jungles of Central Sulawesi, as part of Operation Tinombola 2016.
Police earlier said they have found evidence indicating that the group has received regular funding from the Islamic State movement.
A police officer was also injured during the raid.

Source: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/terrorism/fugitive-linked-santoso-killed-counter-terrorism-sting/


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