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Six Islamists were killed and four wounded in a gunfight with authorities over the weekend. Two were killed in a raid in Dolok Sagala village, northern Sumatra. One officer was wounded during a firefight that killed four Islamists wanted for robbing a bank and attacking a police station.
An Islamist was critically injured when his own bomb exploded as he was driving his bicycle to attack a police station on the outskirts of Jakarta. The bomb exploded prematurely as he was about 100 meters away from the station. The 38-year-old Islamist had written that the attack was "revenge for the infidels who killed Islamic fighters."
"Militants" have invited terrorists from Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to join their ranks and help establish an Islamic Emirate in Indonesia. Indonesian and Australian forces will hold join exercises in Bali.
Three police officers were killed by 10 armed gunmen in a "well planned" assault on a police station in the northern Sumatran city of Medan. The incident occurred in an area of Medan that recently saw raids by the anti-terror agency, Detachment 88, in response to a bank heist. In those raids, three gunmen were killed and 15 more were captured.
Counterterrorism police from Detachment 88 killed two "terrorists" during a raid in North Sumatra province; the terrorists' families have been detained. Detachment 88 has been accused of torturing six Christians.
Five men have been charged for supplying weapons to Islamist militants in a training camp in Aceh that was raided in February. Two police officers supplied weapons and ammunition through a businessman to Sofyan Tsauri, a terrorist suspect and former police officer. They face the death penalty. A suspected Jemaah Islamiyah member has been released after being held eight years without trial.
Islamists supporters of the radical al-Qaeda-linked cleric Abu Bakar Bashir have launched an extensive online campaign to clear his name and free him. Radical supporters have launched a website and a Facebook page, and hacked private companies that have accompanied protests in Jakarta. Bashir could face the death penalty if convicted for setting up a terror cell planning to execute a Mumbai-style attack in Jakarta.
Twenty-one alleged Islamist militants belonging to a cell called "al Qaeda in Aceh" have gone on trial for planning to murder foreign aid workers, possessing illegal fire arms, providing and housing terrorists, and planning attacks; the defendants could face the death penalty. Over 100 members of the cell were killed or arrested by Indonesian forces in February when their training camp was discovered in northern Sumatra.