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7 nabbed over church blast 
in Indonesia

JAKARTA: Indonesian police have arrested seven suspects in connection with the Nov 13 bombing at a chwurch in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, which killed a three-year-old toddler.

Three other children were also hurt in the attack, which occurred on a Sunday morning.

The police said one of the suspects, a 37-year-old named Johanda, had used materials such as fertiliser to make the bomb.

A police spokesman said that among the seven suspects rounded up were two teenagers, aged 16 and 17.

The 16-year-old was a former student of an Islamic boarding school in Bogor.

In February, three members of the school's staff and a teenage student were stopped in Singapore and deported to Indonesia, after they were discovered to be heading for the Middle East to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

 

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