Two militants killed in shootout with soldiers

Security forces killed two militants in a shootout that also resulted in the death of one soldier, police said.

The suspects were members of the East Indonesia Mujahideen militant group, which had been attacking residents who refused to help them, Central Sulawesi Police chief Abdul Rakhman Baso said.

He said a joint police and military team ambushed the militants in Poso, a mountainous district considered an extremist hotbed in Central Sulawesi province.