Indonesian police kill 5 terror suspects: spokesman

Indonesian anti-terror police killed five terror suspects in two raids late Sunday on the resort island of Bali, police said.

"Five people who planned to carry out an act of terrorism and several robberies have been gunned down Sunday evening," national police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said.

"All of them died in shoot-outs. They opened fire at the police while trying to escape."

The suspects planned to carry out a series of robberies including at money changers to fund future attacks, he said. Police seized two firearms and dozens of bullets.

The suspects were part of a terror group who killed a police officer in a spectacular bank robbery in Medan, North Sumatra province, in 2010 to raise funds for terrorist attacks, Amar added.

More than one hundred members of the elite Detachment 88 counter-terrorism force were seen in Sanur in the south of Bali where three suspects were killed in a villa, AFP's correspondent said.

Muslim majority Indonesia has been rocked by a series of attacks staged by regional terror network Jemaah Islamiyah in recent years, including the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people.

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