Indonesia: Blasts and gunfire rock downtown Jakarta



    Indonesia: Blasts and gunfire rock downtown Jakarta

    Jan 14, Jakarta: At least seven people have been killed in a series of explosions in central Jakarta, Indonesia's police said, as gunfire rang out of the capital's downtown area, local media reports said.

    An unknown number of people were injured in the ongoing security operations at the Sarinah area near the presidential palace in the centre of Jakarta.

    At least four of the gunmen were among the dead and at least one policeman was killed, police told Al Jazeera. Al six blasts occurred in the central business district, about 50 metres apart.

    Blasts hit several locations, including the Sarinah shopping centre, near the presidential palace and UN offices.

    An unknown number of people were injured in Thursday's attack, which occurred at the Sarinah shopping centre near the presidential palace in the centre of the capital.

    There is no indication yet of who might be behind the assault.

    Indonesia has been attacked by Islamist militant groups in the past and has been on high alert.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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