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Indonesian anti-terrorist squad criticized for killings

Posted: January 7, 2013 at 2:14 a.m.

Indonesia’s U.S.-funded police anti-terrorist squad killed seven suspected militants in recent days, triggering renewed allegations that the force is not trying to take suspects alive — a trend that appears to be fueling the very extremism the predominantly Muslim country is trying to counter.

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