Terrorist carried gov't firearm

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is investigating whether a PNP-issued firearm was used by a terrorism suspect shot down by security forces in Indonesia. According to the Jakarta Post, a 9mm Beretta pistol with the marking "Property Philippines National Police" on its side was recovered by Indonesian police after the August 31 anti-terrorism operation in Surakarta, Central Java province, which ended with two 19-year-old suspected militants and one officer dead after a shoot-out. The PNP has yet to verify the authenticity of the "sketchy" report, said a spokesman. Indonesian officials said the suspects were members of Jemaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT), founded in 2008 by Indonesia's so-called father of Islamic militancy, Abu Bakar Bashir.

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