3 police officers killed & 2 suspected suicide bombers in Jakarta attack

At least three people were killed in two blasts at a public bus terminal in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, police said.

Two blast strike stations in the Indonesian capital, killing one police officer and wounding three others.

Police said Wednesday’s explosion was triggered by a “suicide bomber” and confirmed that one officer was killed along with the attackers.

According to hospital officials, at least three people were injured and received medical treatment.

“There were two explosions at about 9 pm, close to each other, there were three victims,” Andry Wibowo, East Jakarta Police Chief, told Metro TV station.

“From the damage I can see the explosion is quite big.”

Police and witnesses said earlier they had heard two explosions during the attack.

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“At first I saw smoke and broken glass, earth shaking, I was shocked After a few minutes there was another explosion,” Rosmala, a woman at the terminal, told AFP news agency.

Another witness, Sultan Muhammad Firdaus, told local television station Kompas TV that he had heard two blasts.

“I was at an overpass and then I heard the first explosion,” he said. “There was a 10-minute gap between the two blasts.

“The explosions were very strong, I could hear them clearly.”

Indonesia has struggled for a long time with armed groups, but in recent years hundreds of people have gathered to fight for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria and Iraq.

In 2016, a gun and a suicide attack in Jakarta left four attackers and four civilians dead in the first round of ISIL, also known as ISIS, in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia has suffered a series of attacks over the past 15 years, including the Bali bombings in 2002, which killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists.

Sustained repression weakened the most dangerous networks, but the emergence of ISIL proved to be a powerful new cry for armed groups.

Source: aljazeera.com

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