Indonesia police kill 11 in crime fight ahead of Asian Games

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Indonesian police today said they have killed 11 suspected criminals and shot dozens more in a heavy-handed campaign to free the capital, Jakarta, of street crime before next month’s Asian Games. Jakarta Police Spokesman Prabowo Argo Yuwono said He said 52 were shot for resisting arrest and 11 of them died.

He said nearly 2,000 people have been arrested since the operation began on 2nd of this month. The operation is part of a two-month operation against thieves, thugs and other street criminals to boost security for the Asian Games, which are scheduled to take place in Jakarta and Palembang from 18th of August to 3rd September.

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