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Most wanted Indonesia militant in new call to kill police

Published on Apr 23, 2014 3:23 AM

DUBAI (AFP) - Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant, Santoso, has issued a new call for attacks on anti-terror police, whom he accused of being Australian and US agents, a monitoring group said Tuesday.

Santoso, also known as Abu Wardah, who heads a group called the East Indonesia Mujahedeen from the mountains of Central Sulawesi, urged followers to show no mercy against elite counter-terror unit Detachment 88, the US-based SITE Intelligence Group said.

"Poison them, if you are not able to kill with the sword. If you have a weapon, then kill," it quoted him as saying in a 20-minute video published on jihadist forums.

"They are invaders of this country, and they want to apostatise the Islamic Ummah."

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