VIDEO: Jakarta Massive Bomb Explosion, At Least 7 Dead, Gunshots Heard

Thu Jan 14, 2016 09:33:28

A bomb explosion has occurred near a shopping mall in Central Jakarta with the report of at least 7 dead. Several gunshots have been heard following the explosion.

According to an official Jakarta police Twitter account, one explosion went off outside a shopping center called the Sarinah mall.

Gunshots were heard as police approached after the mid-morning explosion in the area that also has many luxury hotels, embassies and offices.

A local television said that a total of six explosions had been heard.

Indonesia has been on alert over the threat of attacks by Takfiri groups and police have launched a crackdown on people with suspected links to the extremists; Press TV reported.


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