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3 arrested over Jakarta blasts

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JAKARTA: The Indonesian authorities have arrested three suspects over a twin suicide bombing at a Jakarta bus terminal that killed three policemen, an official said yesterday.

The attack was claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

The elite anti-terror squad working with the regular police on Thursday detained two men in Bandung, on Java island, and a third in the nearby area of Cimahi.

Their houses were also searched, said police spokesman Yusri Yunus.

"We arrested three people in connection with the bombing, in three different locations yesterday afternoon," he told AFP.

The houses of the two suspected bombers are in the same area and had been raided by authorities, who found Islamic teaching materials and bladed weapons. - AFP