10 Mar 2010

Indonesian militants killed in raids

5:40 am on 10 March 2010

Indonesian security forces say they have killed three suspected militants in two raids near the capital Jakarta.

The raids were said to be linked to an ongoing operation against militants in Aceh province that has brought a number of arrests, the BBC reports.

Police said they could neither confirm nor deny the man killed in the first raid was Dulmatin, a top member of the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) group.

A police spokesman told the BBC it was not clear if the man was Dulmatin and that further tests were taking place.

He is wanted over the Bali bomb attacks in 2002 that killed 202 people.

One suspected militant was killed at an internet cafe in Pamulang city, west of the capital, and two others were shot dead in a separate raid.