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Cops kill man linked to suicide bombing


JAKARTA: Indonesian police yesterday shot dead a man allegedly linked to last month’s suicide bombing outside a church in South Sulawesi province, a spokespers­on said.

Members of the police antiterror­ism unit used lethal force after the suspect attacked them with a sickle during a raid on his home in the provincial capital Makassar.

Police have arrested 31 people in connection with the March 28 attack on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Makassar, which left the two attackers dead and injured 20.

Investigat­ors said a newly married couple linked to Jamaah Ansharud Daulah, a militant network that supports the Islamic State terror group, carried out the attack.

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