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Bombing suspects killed

Indonesian anti-terrorism police killed three suspects after a gunfight at a house south of the capital, Jakarta, where a bomb was found, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

The raid came soon after Indonesian police had said they were interrogating 14 suspects after a series of arrests relating to planned suicide attacks in the capital, Jakarta, and elsewhere.

“During the raid, we tried to be careful but they threw something from inside the house and it was a bomb but it did not explode. Then they fired from inside,” national police spokesman Rikwanto, who like many Indonesians uses only one name, told Metro TV.

Indonesian television footage showed a bomb squad officer wearing a blast-resistant suit entering the house in South Tangerang, as locals watched from behind a police tape.

“Inside the house we found a bigger bomb and now we are investigating it to try to detonate it,” Rikwanto said. He said one suspect had been found alive. (Reuters)

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