Six terror suspects gunned down in Indonesia New Year Eve crossfire
In a raid of a house in the outskirts of Jakarta on New Year's Eve, police shot dead six suspected terrorists and seized explosives, detonators, firearms and a list of attack targets.
The raid on the rented house in Kampung Sawah involved a fierce exchange of fire for at least seven hours from Tuesday evening to about 3am on New Year's Day. All six men in the house, who resisted arrest, were killed and four police officers were wounded.
Police found a stash of cash amounting to about 200 million rupiah (S$20,600), allegedly from bank robberies, and a computer print-out containing a list of 50 Buddhists temples, apparently attack targets.
"Many (Buddhist temples) on the list are in Jakarta. They apparently picked the easy targets, location wise. What's important is we managed to foil the evil plan," national police spokesman Brigadier General Boy Rafli Amar told a press briefing on Jan 1.