Indonesia '99 percent' sure most-wanted militant killed in clash

July 19, 2016 7:32 AM

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JAKARTA Indonesia is "99 percent" sure its most-wanted militant, a supporter of Islamic State known as Santoso, has been killed in a clash with security forces, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Santoso, who had been designated a "terrorist" by the United States, was believed to have been killed in a gunbattle with the security forces on the island of Sulawesi on Monday, officials said.

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