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Police: Suspects planned suicide bombing near Jakarta


12-21-2016 19:45 BJT

Anti-terrorism police have killed three suspected militants and arrested one in a raid on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.

Police said they thwarted a suicide bombing plot at a house in the city of Tangerang, 25 kilometers west of the capital. Police added the suspects opened fire from inside the house after throwing a bomb that failed to explode.

Authorities believe the suspects are supporters of Islamic State. After the raid, President Joko Widodo released a statement asking the public to be vigilant about the spread of radicalism in Indonesia.

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