Indonesian Capital Hit By Multiple Explosions


Explosions occurred in the Indonesian capital, several casualties reported.

Explosions occurred in the Indonesian capital on Thursday, reportedly leading to several casualties.

“At 10:50 am [03:50 GMT] there was an explosion in front of Sarinah [mall],” Jakarta metropolitan police said via Twitter.

​One of the explosions occurred outside the United Nations building in the city center.

​According to Douglas, there have been a total of six blasts in Jakarta, one of them apparently carried out by a suicide bomber.

Photographs of the scene of the explosion outside the Sarinah shopping center, posted by the city police on Twitter, show three bodies lying on the ground.

At least six people were reportedly killed.

​There also have been multiple reports of gunfire and at least one active shooter on the scene.

An ABC journalist reported that the attackers came in on motorcycles throwing grenades.



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