BANDUNG, Indonesia – Three men, allegedly involved in last week's failed plot to bomb the Burmese embassy in Jakarta, were killed in a shootout with anti-terror police in Bandung on Wednesday (May 8th) AFP reported. A fourth suspect was arrested earlier in the day
The shootout began late morning and dragged on for seven hours. The suspects at first refused to surrender, shooting at officers and throwing explosives.
Police threw tear gas canisters to try to flush out the suspects. One fled the house and was arrested.
National police chief Timur Pradopo said the four were believed to be a part of a nationwide terror group.
Last week, police detained two men allegedly carrying a backpack full of pipe bombs that they planned to detonate at the embassy in retribution for the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Burma.
Officials say the pair and their accomplices were just a day away from their attack.