ONGOING – Multiple terrorists have conducted several attacks in Jakarta Indonesia. Explosives and automatic weapons bring about speculation of similarity to the Paris ISIS attacks. The attacks are near government buildings and heavily used shopping venues.
(Via Daily Mail ) A series of explosions have rocked the Indonesia capital of Jakarta as police say they suspect a suicide bomber was responsible for at least one of the blasts.
Police say suspects were seen throwing grenades from their motorbikes before the bomb blasts, the ABC reported.
At least six people – three police officers and three civilians – are dead after three blasts went off at a Starbucks cafe, a shopping centre and the United National building, and another three in Cikni, Silpi and Kuningan neighborhoods, near the Turkish and Pakistani embassies. (Read more – Graphic picture warning)
U.S. Officials issued the following warning to citizens in the country:
“This emergency message is being issued to advise all U.S. citizens to avoid the area around Sari Pan Pacific Hotel and Sarinah Plaza on Jalan Sudirman Thamrin, in downtown Jakarta. Preliminary reports indicate an explosion and gunfire has occurred in the general vicinity and situation continues to unfold. “