2 cops shot dead days after Indonesia terror raids
Two policemen on duty were shot dead at close range in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta late Friday night, police said.
They are believed to be the latest targets of militant extremists eager to hit back at the authorities for their ongoing crackdown on terrorism.
A manhunt for two suspects involved is ongoing as authorities step up their alert for Indonesia's independence day celebrations on Saturday.
"All along, police have been at the frontline of the fight against terror," National Police chief Timur Pradopo told reporters ahead of the annual parade at the Presidential Palace.