On Sunday, Indonesian police said that security forces have killed the leader of militant group East Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT), which has ties with the Islamic State (ISIS).
Indonesian police revealed that a joint operation that resulted in the death of Ali Kalora was carried out by qualified police forces and maven special officers.
They had dealt with MIT militants and then have killed the head of the extremist weaponed group Ali Kalora, the self-proclaimed Amir of Muslims of Indonesia in a shootout at a village on Sulawesi island on Saturday afternoon, the Indonesian authorities said early Sunday.
Similarly, his assistant Jaka Ramadhan, also known as Ikrima, was also shot dead, the Indonesian authorities said, adding that a hunt was underway for four other MIT members.
Commenting on this news, a terrorism analyst called Ridwan Habib who is also the Dean of Political Science faculty at the University of Indonesia, said the Sulawesi-based MIT group was unlikely to survive its leader’s death, although he suspected its members who are on the run would continue to fight security forces.