21 Mar '16, 9am

Military chopper carrying 13 people crashes in Indonesia - The Straits Times

JAKARTA (REUTERS, JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A military helicopter carrying 13 people crashed in central Indonesia on Sunday, with preliminary reports saying all people on board were killed, a spokesman said. "There are 13 military officers and preliminary reports said they were killed but we are still trying to verify this information," I Made Sutia, a local military spokesman, told AFP. The Bell helicopter went down in Kasiguncu village in Poso district, central Sulawesi, where a radical Islamic group is waging a guerilla war against the government. The group, East Indonesia Mujahiddin (MIT) is led by Indonesia's most wanted man Abu Wardah. His calls to launch a holy 'jihad' have reportedly gone viral on Youtube. Indonesia has been beefing up operations to stop the terrorist group from gaining new recruits, and to hunt down the militants who are hiding in Poso's f...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/military-chopper...

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