Police confirm Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant, Santoso, has been killed

July 19, 2016 10:03 AM

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Police confirm Indonesia's most wanted Islamist militant, Santoso, has been killed

Indonesia's most wanted Muslim extremist has been killed in a firefight with troops, police said Tuesday, ending a years-long hunt for the Islamic State (IS) group supporter.

Santoso, the leader of the Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen, was shot dead on Monday on mountainous Sulawesi island, where he had been hiding out in the jungle with a small band of followers.

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