Investigation into police shootings in Indonesia underway

August 10, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – National Counterterrorism Agency Chief Ansyaad Mbai said Thursday (August 8th) his agency is investigating whether a string of shootings targeting police officers are all connected to the same terrorist cell, The Jakarta Post reported.

In the most recent case, Officer Dwiyatna was shot and killed outside of a hospital on his way to work in Jakarta early Wednesday. It was the third such shooting of an officer in the last month.

Teraspos reported that the anti-terror unit Detachment 88 has joined the probe. Jakarta Police spokesman Rikwanto said officials are also investigating a possible link between the shooting and a bomb blast Sunday evening at the Buddhist temple Ekayana Vihara in West Jakarta that injured three people.

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