JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian police say they have killed two suspects and arrested seven others in raids on a jihadist organization with possible links to the Islamic State group.
National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Agus Rianto said Monday that police fatally shot two men late Sunday in the Central Sulawesi district of Poso after they resisted arrest and fired at police, injuring two officers. He said several other suspects escaped.
Five other suspects were arrested Sunday in South Sulawesi's capital, Makassar, based on information from a man detained Friday. He said a seventh suspect was arrested in the same area on Monday.
Rianto said the men belong to the East Indonesia Mujahideen, led by the country's most wanted militant, Abu Wardah Santoso, who has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.