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Indonesian police arrest 3 suspects after Jakarta attacks

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JAKARTA — The Indonesian Police on Friday arrested three men on suspicion for allegedly involved waging war against country and serial blasts that killed seven people and injured 20.

The arrests on Friday came under 24 hours after the shooting and bombarding frenzy, the first such attack in the country since 2009.

Depok area police Chief Colonel Dwiyono informed that the arrests were made on Friday morning and the hunt for different terrorists is on. However, no further details were uncovered about their identity.

At least 20 people were wounded when at least five attackers opened fire near a Starbucks coffee house in the city. Those killed included an Indonesian and a Canadian.

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed the responsibility of the six serial blasts in Jakarta on Thursday itself, which was followed by fierce gun-battle between the security forces and terrorists.

Dwiyono informed that the suspected terrorists are being questioned and the hunt for other suspects is on. MetroTV broadcast footage of the handcuffed men being escorted by police. According to local media reports, the youths involved in the attack were Indonesians who had travelled to Syria and turned radicals.

The attack was carried out by group of five militants in the heart of Jakarta. Three of the ISIS terrorists detonated themselves at Starbucks Cafe in Central Jakarta, whereas the Sarinah business mall and the UN office were among the other targets. IT has been said that the attacks were very near to the Presidential Palace.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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