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Militant dies in Indonesia suicide bombing

Indonesian police said a suspected militant has died in a suicide bombing attack Tuesday outside police headquarters in the city of Solo.

The attack at about 7.30 a.m. local time also injured one policeman.

Maj. Gen. Condro Kirono, chief of Central Java Police, said a bomb squad is combing the area around the police headquarters in Solo for explosives.

Solo is known as a hotbed of Islamic radicalism in Java, one of Indonesia’s main islands. The city is home to the fundamentalist Al Mukmin Islamic boarding school founded by Abu Bakar Bashir, the aging spiritual leader of the Bali bombers, which produced a generation of violent militants.

TV footage showed a limited amount of damage on the street and a partially destroyed motorcycle.

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