YOGYAKARTA - One suspected militant has been killed while another was wounded during an ambush by an anti-terror unit in the city of Yogyakarta in central Java. This was announced by the police today. The police also arrested 'several suspects' after a gunbattle on Tuesday evening. National police spokesman Sisno Adiwinoto told reporters the entire story, including the fact that top militant Abu Dujana was not apprehended, on contrary what rumors said.
"They belong to a terror group led by Abu Dujana," he said without elaborating. Abu Dujana is believed to be a key member of the underground terror group Jemaah Islamiyah. He has spent several years in Afghanistan as Mujahedeen guerrilla in the fight against the Soviet invasion. He is wanted for giving shelter to Noordin Top, the alleged mastermind of a series of bombings throughout Indonesia.
The gunfight occurred in a street in the city of Yogyakarta. Footage of officers running and shooting the suspects was aired on the evening news in Indonesia. The dead was only identified by his initials A.S. and the injured as S.P.R. It is still unclear how many suspects are in custody now. The police also seized three cars and two motorcycles after the raid.