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Indonesian police officers securing the area where two explosions occurred near Terminal Kampung Melayu in Jakarta.
Indonesian police officers securing the area where two explosions occurred near Terminal Kampung Melayu in Jakarta.PHOTO: IWAN HIDAYAT

Suspected suicide bombers kill 3 police officers, wound 10 in Jakarta

Two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, police said.

The blasts went off five minutes apart at Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu terminal, police said.

National Police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said three officers had been killed, and that examination of the scene had shown that there appeared to have been two suicide bombers, not one as originally thought.

Five officers and five civilians were wounded, he said.

Indonesia has suffered a series of mostly low-level attacks by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sympathisers in the last 17 months, but Wasisto said police had not confirmed any Islamist motive for Wednesday’s bombing.


Found at the scene in Manchester: A detonator, shrapnel and a battery

The bomber in the Manchester terrorist attack appeared to have carried a powerful explosive in a lightweight metal container concealed either within a black vest or a blue Karrimor backpack, and to have held a small detonator in his left hand, according to preliminary information gathered by British authorities.

The initial analysis of the bomb, based on evidence photographed and collected at the crime scene, does not specify the size or type of explosive used in the bomb's main charge but suggests an improvised device made with forethought and care.

Law enforcement images of metal nuts and screws propelled by the blast, and of damage nearby, show that the bomb's makeshift shrapnel penetrated metal doors and left deep scuffs in brick walls.

And a review of the location of those killed shows most of the fatalities occurred in a nearly complete circle around the bomber, Salman Abedi, whose upper torso was heaved outside the lethal ring towards the Manchester Arena entrance.


Lack of sleep boosts chance of death by heart failure

Not getting enough sleep can double the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, US researchers said.

The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association were based on 1,344 adults who were randomly selected for a sleep study in Pennsylvania.

Participants' average age was 49, and 42 per cent were men.


Football: Pogba sends grieving Man United to emotional Europa League triumph

Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week's terror attack in Manchester.

A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Reminders of the attack were everywhere at Stockholm's Friends Arena, from United's black armbands to the chants of "Manchester!" from their fans, while Pogba, too, was grieving, following the recent death of his father.


Singer Ariana Grande suspends concert tour following Manchester attack

Ariana Grande has called off two London concerts and five in Europe after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her performance in Manchester, England, the US pop singer’s representatives said.

Monday’s bombing, which killed 22 people and wounded 64, also resulted in the cancellation of next week’s London premiere of the superhero film Wonder Woman and increased security for a music festival this weekend featuring pop star Katy Perry in the northern English city of Hull.

Grande, 23, who tweeted earlier this week that she was “broken” by the Manchester attack, had been due to perform on Thursday and Friday at London’s O2 arena as part of her Dangerous Woman tour. Both shows have been cancelled, as well as performances in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland through June 5, her record label said in a statement.