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Terrorist Attack Jakarta

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 Here we go again...

 

A series of bomb blasts have rocked the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, followed by reports of continuing gunfire and at least three people killed.

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

There are reports of police snipers on the streets - a BBC reporter near the shopping centre said police have cordoned off the area.

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

Indonesia - the world's most populous Muslim country - has been attacked by Islamist militant groups in the past. It has recently been on high alert after threats from the so-called Islamic State.

This is the first major attack on Jakarta since the 2009 Marriot and Ritz hotels bombings.

The landscape of terror has changed dramatically since then. Indonesian police have warned for some time that there would be an attack on Jakarta.

But this appears to be a very different style of attack from anything that's taken place in Jakarta in the past.

More:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35309195?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

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Live reports:

Gunfire on the street' - eyewitness relives the horror

Posted at 05:55

Jeremy Douglas, who works in a UN building near where the explosions happened, describes what he saw. 

He tells BBC World TV: "We were pulling into the office, we got out of the car and then an explosion occurred maybe about 150 metres away. 

"Then we ran into the building. We heard a third explosion. We got up to our office on the 10th floor and we heard a fourth (explosion), a fifth and a sixth and there is gunfire going on in the street right now." 

More:

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-asia-35309116

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They are going to start attacking everywhere soon, good thing you got some of us who know how to deal with them brutally.

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Indonesian president calls Jakarta blasts 'acts of terror' - @AFP

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8 minutes ago, DarkKnightNomeD said:

They are going to start attacking everywhere soon, good thing you got some of us who know how to deal with them brutally.

Yep, its just a matter of time.

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Militants of the Islamic State terror group carried out multiple coordinated attacks involving suicide bombers and gunmen in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Thursday morning, killing at least 17.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror attacks, which involved six explosions in rapid succession, claiming it was targeting foreign nationals and security forces.

The six blasts all occurred around 10:30 am local time in Jakarta’s central business district, near a major shopping area, foreign embassies and the United Nations headquarters.

Jeremy Douglas, regional representative of the UN office on Drugs and Crime for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, tweeted about a bomb as well as “serious” exchanges of gunfire on the street outside his office.

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http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/01/14/islamic-state-carries-out-massive-coordinated-attacks-in-jakarta-at-least-17-dead/

 

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