Ulu Tiram police station attack: Suspect believed to be Jemaah Islamiah member, says IGP


JOHOR BARU: The male suspect who was shot dead in the attack at the Ulu Tiram Police Station here earlier Friday (May 17) is believed to be a member of Jemaah Islamiah, says Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain.

He said police raided the house of the suspect, who was in his 30s, in Ulu Tiram and detained five of his family members, aged between 19 and 62.

"I have also instructed the Special Branch division to track down and identify Jemaah Islamiah members in this state, estimated to be more than 20 people," he told a press conference at the scene.

Two policemen were killed while another was injured in the 2.45am incident.

The IGP added that the injured policeman is reported to be in stable condition.

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Two policemen were killed while another was injured when they were attacked by an intruder at the Ulu Tiram police station at about 2am today.

Johor Police chief Comm M. Kumar said the suspect was also shot dead at the scene.

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He said the bodies of the deceased were sent to the Hospital Sultan Ismail forensic department, while the injured policeman was receiving treatment at the same hospital.

He expressed regret over the incident and said investigations were ongoing.

"The officers were assaulted and shot.

"Further investigation is being carried out," he said when met at the scene of the incident. - Bernama

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