Indonesian police kill 2 terror suspects in raid

AP News
Posted: Jun 04, 2011 5:33 AM
Indonesian police kill 2 terror suspects in raid

Officials say two suspected terrorists were killed during a gunbattle in a raid in central Indonesia.

National police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar says the two men were killed Saturday in a hide-out in Poso, Central Sulawesi province. The area has seen deadly clashes between Christians and Muslims that killed at least 1,000 people between 1998 and 2002.

Amar said two were allegedly linked to the assailants who killed two police officers and wounded another last week in Palu, the province's capital.

Police previously had captured two suspects just hours after four men _ wearing masks and helmets _ shot the three officers.

A number of terrorist suspects have been arrested following an April suicide bombing at a mosque packed with police that wounded 30.