Shots Fired in Solo Terror Raid

Police stand guard on the perimeter of a raid
in Solo early on Thursday morning.

Police and witnesses say shots have been fired during a raid by counterterrorism forces in Indonesia's Central Java. Police at the scene said the operation was carried out by an anti-terror unit. Witnesses said shots were heard for several hours as police cordoned off a house on the outskirts of the city of Solo, a stronghold for hardline Islamist groups. The shooting comes amid an investigation into suicide bombings on the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta in July. The attacks killed seven people and ended nearly four years without terrorist strikes in Indonesia.

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