Indonesian police hunting Noordin Mohammed Top, the man wanted in connection with the recent bombing of two luxury hotels in Jakarta, have been involved in a shootout in Central Java. Local media reported the incident was ongoing on Friday, with local sources telling Al Jazeera that Noordin was likely in the village where the shooting was taking place.
Nanan Soekarna, the national police spokesman, said police were involved in a shooting incident with suspected Islamic fighters at a house outside the village of Temanggung.
"There was shooting between the special detachment team and the people inside the house," Soekarna said, referring to an elite police unit involved in the shooting.
Indonesia's TV One quoted an officer as saying the man who rented the house in question resembled Noordin.