Indonesia's counter-terrorism police shot dead six militants and arrested another in a 10-hour standoff at a house near Jakarta on December 31 evening.

According to local media, those who were killed had refused to surrender and fired and lobbed homemade bombs at security forces, injuring one police officer.

Six homemade bombs were also found in the house.

The police has identified one of the militants as Nurul Haq, who was believed to take part in a series of shootings at police officers months ago.

His gang is suspected to be involved in a plot to bomb the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta in May and a Buddhist temple in West Jakarta in July which injured one person.

Indonesia has been battling terrorists since the 2002 bombings on the resort island of Bali that claimed more than 200 lives, mostly foreign tourists.-VNA