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Indonesia Holds 3 for 2004 Embassy Bombing

Indonesian police say they are holding three men suspected of taking part in the bombing last year of Australia's embassy in Jakarta.

A police spokesman said Wednesday that the three suspects are being interrogated in the capital. They were detained separately last week in Pekalongan, on the northern coast of Central Java province.

Authorities identify the three as Fatkhurrahman, Bukhori and Yasin Al-Reza.

The Jakarta newspaper Indo Pos reports the men in custody are believed to be linked to fugitive Noordin Top, who allegedly recruits and trains suicide bombers for the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group.

Indonesian authorities are investigating whether the three suspects were involved in concealing Noordin Top or his Malaysian countryman Azahari Husin, who was slain in a gunbattle with police two weeks ago.

The Australian embassy attack on September 5, 2004 killed 12 people, including the bomber.

Some information for this report provided by AP.