Police Shoot Dead Suspected Terrorist in Shootout

Amaluddin    •    15 Mei 2018 19:37 WIB
terrorism (en)
Police Shoot Dead Suspected Terrorist in Shootout
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Surabaya: A suspected terrorist was killed during a shootout with a special police squad in Tandes, Surabaya, East Java on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

"We shot dead one suspected terrorist during the shootout. He is a 39-year-old man," East Java Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Frans Barung Mangera.

"We will release the detailed information tomorrow. The operation is still on going," he added.

On Sunday, a family of six carried out coordinated suicide bombing attacks at three separate churches. The attacks killed at least 18 people and injured more than 40 others.

A day later, a family of five carried similar suicide bombing attacks at a police station. The attacks killed four perpretators and injured ten civilians and police officers.

ISIS has claimed repsonsibility for the fatal attacks.