].Indonesian police say they've ended a deadly hostage crisis at a high security jail outside Jakarta on Thursday, that involved Islamist militant prisoners. Police say inmates killed five members of the country's elite counter terrorism police the day before and were holding one hostage. One convicted terrorist had also been killed in clashes at the jail.
Officials say 155 convicted militants were involved in what they call an act of terror in the prison, which began there late on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Islamic state had claimed responsibility but said it was ten counter terror officers that were killed. Indonesia's police spokesman denies Islamic State was involved, and say disputes had broken out over checks of prisoners' food.
However, another official some of the prisoners had recently met Aman Abdurrahman. He is believed to be the ideological leader of Islamic State sympathizers in the country, and is on trial for terrorism and held at the same jail. The killings marked the highest death toll suffered by the elite police force known as Detachment 88.
A squad that has received training and funding from the US and Australia and has been credited with breaking up militant cells after the September 11th attack in 2001. It comes as the country deals with the recent spike in low level attacks inspired by Islamic State. It's all prompted authorities to more than double Detachment 88's forces to 1300 late last year.