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Three terror suspects killed in raids

March 9, 2010 at 12:00 PM   |   Comments

JAKARTA, March 9 (UPI) -- Three suspected terrorists were killed Tuesday when Indonesian counter-terrorism forces raided an Internet cafe and a house near Jakarta, officials said.

Counterterrorism officials said security forces were targeting Dulmatin, a senior operative for Jemaah Islamiyah, an Asian terrorist network linked to al-Qaida believed responsible for a series of bombings in

Indonesia, The New York Times reported.

Officials said they also believe Dulmatin was one of the masterminds of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people.

Inspector General Edward Aritonang, a National Police spokesman, said officials identified one of the three dead suspects, and arrested two other suspects, The Jakarta Post reported.

"They supplied weapons and financial aid to the terrorist group in Aceh," Edward said during a news conference.

One of the victims who fired on the counter-terrorism squad at the Internet cafe was killed, Aritonang said.

The suspect "fired a shot. Another five rounds remain inside the revolver's magazine," the spokesman said.

The raid Tuesday came a week before U.S. President Barack Obama was expected to arrive in Jakarta for a two-day visit.

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