Two missing Indonesian police officers found murdered

October 18, 2012
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – The bodies of two policemen who went missing more than a week ago after they went to investigate an alleged terrorist training camp were discovered in central Indonesia on Tuesday (October 16th), local media reported.

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    "The two … were found dead with their throats slit. They were discovered buried together in a hole," in the mountains in central Sulawesi's Poso district, National Police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar told reporters.

    The district, long a scene of sectarian violence between Muslims and Christians, has recently become a hotbed for terrorism, police say.

    AFP reported that the two officers had been investigating an alleged militant training camp linked to Jamaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT).

    According to The Jakarta Post, the two officers have been awarded posthumous promotions for dying in the line of duty.

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