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Indonesian elite soldiers jailed over prison murders

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An Indonesian military tribunal Thursday jailed eight special forces soldiers who stormed a prison and shot dead four inmates in a revenge killing. 

Three members of Indonesia's special forces -- Ucok Tigor Simbolon (2nd right), Second Sergeant Sugeng Sumaryanto (3rd right) and First Corporal Kodik -- arrive at a court room during their trial in Bantul, on June 20, 2013. An Indonesian military tribunal has jailed eight special forces soldiers for involvement in a plot to storm a prison and shoot dead four inmates in a revenge killing.

The soldiers broke into Cebongan prison near Yogyakarta on the main island of Java in March to take revenge on the prisoners, who were in custody accused of murdering their superior officer in a nightclub brawl.

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