Indonesia: Starbucks terror attack – Seven dead as suicide bombers target capital city (Pictures)

Indonesia: Starbucks terror attack – Seven dead as suicide bombers target capital city (Pictures)

A series of explosions and gunfire have rocked the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Thursday afternoon, with reports suggesting at least seven people have been killed.

  • Bomb blasts have rocked central Jakarta, Indonesia, as police say a suicide bomber was responsible for at least one
  • It has been reported at least seven people – three police officers and four civilians – were dead following explosions
  • Indonesian Police said it had killed or captured the remaining attackers after a shoot-out on Thursday evening
  • Police say suspects were seen throwing grenades off of motorbikes before the attacks took place
  • According to local authorities, one foreigner was killed in the attacks in Jakarta and another had been injured
  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo earlier ordered security forces to hunt down those behind the deadly attacks
  • Local police reportedly said the plot was linked to a terror cell that was foiled in Surakarta, Indonesia, in December
  • GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Story contains photographs that may be disturbing to some readers

Police say a suicide bomber was responsible for one of the explosions, while the other blasts were caused by men on motorbikes throwing grenades. There have been unconfirmed reports as to the number of attackers, some that claimed as many as 14 people were involved.

At least three police officers and four civilians – suspected to be the attackers – were killed by the blasts that went off at a Starbucks cafe, the Sarinah shopping mall, and United Nations offices in central Jakarta. Three other bombs went off in the Cikni, Silpi and Kuningan neighbourhoods, near the Turkish and Pakistani embassies.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

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