Head of Central Sulawesi church killed PDF  | Print |  Email

Incident Type: Shooting

Date: October 16, 2006

Location: Palu

Actors: JI/Tanah Runtuh

Event: Reverend Irianto Kongkoli, the head of the Central Sulawesi Protestant Church (GKST) is shot in the neck and killed by as assassin on a motorbike. He had just assumed control of GKST. He had been a signatory of the Malino Declaration in 2001.

Note: Due to the intelligence collected against JI/Tanah Runtuh, police were sure they knew who was behind this shooting. Basri becomes the number one suspect. Police tell Adnan Arsal they have to hand over Basri or they will take him by force.

Source: ICG Report 2007