Jakarta Indonesia: Suicide Attacks, gun battles continue, Starbucks closes all locations in country

Posted on January 14, 2016 • Filed under: Indonesia, Terrorism

bbc.com reported Multiple Fatalities – Starbucks closes all locations in Indonesia until further notice
Armoured personnel carriers called onto the streets amid explosions and gunfights in one of city’s busiest precincts. Up to seven blasts and multiple gunfights hit the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, including one outside the United Nations building in the centre of the capital, leaving at least six people dead.

Images from the one of the city’s busiest precincts showed a small police booth in the middle of one of Jakarta’s main roads, twisted by an explosion with three bodies lying in the street. Another shot showed smoke rising in front of a Starbucks cafe. No group immediately claimed the attack. Helicopters circled the area, an upscale neighbourhood where there are luxury hotels and embassies that was cordoned off by the police.

“We have previously received a threat from Islamic State that Indonesia will be the spotlight,” police spokesman Anton Charliyan told journalists. He said police did not yet know who was responsible. Read Report

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