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Military, Police Hunt Suspects after Terror Attack in Sigi Regency

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Siti Yona Hukmana • 30 November 2020 19:03
Jakarta: Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs MAhfud MD has ordered the National Armed Forces (TNI) and the National Police to hunt militants that carried out a terror attack in Lemba Tongoa Village Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi Province last week.
 
"The government has orded security personnel, especially the Tinombala Task Force, to hunt and besiege the perpetrators," said Mahfud in a press conference here on Monday.
 
"They need to be brought to justice," Mahfud added.

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On Friday, a family of four were murdered in Lemba Tongoa Village. Some seven buildings were also damaged during the attack. 
 
According to the reports, the attack was carried out by around eight people. They are allegedly members of the East Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT).
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Operating around the mountains and jungles of Poso and Sigi regencies, MIT was led by Santoso until he was killed by police in 2016. The group is currently led by Ali Kalora. 
 
"Tomorrow morning, a special force will fly from Halim Perdanakusuma Airbase to Palu," said TNI Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto.
 
"They will support the existing personnel in Poso," he added.

 
(WAH)

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