Indonesia police attack suspected militant hideoutIndonesian police Wednesday night opened fire on a house in Central Java Central Java (Indonesian: Provinsi Jawa Tengah) is a province of Indonesia. The administrative capital is Semarang. It is one of the six provinces of the island of Java. Central Java is both a political entity and a cultural concept. in an apparent raid on a militant hideout, an AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. correspondent said.
Members of the Mobile Brigade, a special police force, also besieged be·siege
tr.v. be·sieged, be·sieg·ing, be·sieg·es
1. To surround with hostile forces.
2. To crowd around; hem in.
3. the house on the outskirts of Solo, an area known as a stronghold for Islamist militants, the correspondent said.
Local Metro TV Metro TV is Indonesia's first 24-hour news channel based in West Jakarta. The station was established on November 25, 2000 and now has over 53 transmission sites all over the country. It is owned by Surya Paloh who also owns the Media Indonesia daily. reported that residents in the area had been evacuated after the shooting broke out and continued until early morning.
A police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Bagus Budipranoto, alias Urwah, an associate of Malaysian most-wanted terror suspect Noordin Mohammed Top Noordin Mohammed Top (born August 11, 1968) aka Noordin Mohammad Top is one of the most wanted men in Asia.
Born in Johor, Malaysia, he is alleged to be one of the key bomb makers for Jemaah Islamiya (JI). , had been arrested in the raid.
"Noordin Mohammed Top is possibly inside" the house, the police source added.
Asked about the raid on the house, Saud Usman Nasution, head of the Special Detachment 88 anti-terror squad, said that his unit was "still monitor(ing)" the situation there.
Last month Indonesian police initially claimed that Top, who is suspected of planning the July 17 bombings of two luxury hotels in Jakarta, had been killed in a raid on a remote farmhouse in Central Java.
DNA tests later showed that the man killed was not Top but another suspect linked to the Jakarta bombings.