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Three more arrested for police station bombing

May 30, 1986

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) _ Police in helicopters swooped down on a rural town Friday and arrested three more people in connection with a terrorist-style car bombing of a police station that killed a policewoman and injured 21 others.

More than 60 police were involved in the dawn helicopter raid on Birchip, a small wheat belt town 174 miles northwest of Melbourne.

A senior police spokesman said a 50-year-old man and two brothers, aged 23 and 20, were being questioned about the March 27 bombing of Russell Street police headquarters in Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city.

Of the injured, 11 were police officers. Policewoman Angela Taylor, 21, died of burns one month after the blast.

On Tuesday, two Melbourne brothers arrested previously were charged with murder in the case.

The motive for the car bombing has not been established.

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