Alam Sutera mall in Tangerang town, about 20 kilometres west of Jakarta. (Photo: thejakartapost)

A bomb exploded in a shopping area near Jakarta capital city of Indonesia, slightly injuring a man, local police said on October 28.

Muhammad Iqbal, a police spokesman unveiled that the blast occurred at around 12:05pm in the Alam Sutera mall, Tangerang town, about 20 kilometres west of Jakarta.

The bomb was placed in a rest room at the shopping centre and two suspects were arrested, Iqbal stated.

Earlier, a homemade bomb exploded at the mall in July. Indonesian police believed that the bomb was similar to the other that went off at a shopping mall in Depok town, also near Jakartar.-VNA