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3 terror suspects arrested in Indonesia

By the CNN Wire Staff
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  • Aceh
  • Al Qaeda
  • Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- Three suspected terrorists were captured in a raid early Thursday morning in central Java, Indonesian authorities said.

The raid was linked to an operation earlier in the week, when Indonesian police killed five suspected terrorists and captured a sixth in a pair of stings in and around Jakarta, said Zainuri lubis, a national police spokesman.

In the earlier raids, police targeted a group accused of having ties to al Qaeda Aceh, a militant Islamic organization that has operated a training camp in the majority-Muslim Indonesian province of Aceh.

A total of 27 suspected terrorists have been arrested over the past two weeks, the spokesman said.

CNN's Andy Saputra contributed to this report.