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Suicide bomb attacks in Jakarta

The scene of a bomb blast at a police station in Jakarta, 14 January. - EPA

The scene of a bomb blast at a police station in Jakarta, 14 January. - EPA

14/01/2016 07:20

(Vatican Radio) At least three suicide bombers exploded themselves in a Starbucks cafe in downtown Jakarta on Thursday while two gunmen attacked a police post nearby, according to a witness on the ground.

A local television network has reported three other explosions in other parts of the city. At least one policeman was killed in addition to the bombers.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks but suspicion is likely to fall on Islamic militant groups, which have carried out several attacks in the past across Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.

 

14/01/2016 07:20