A series of explosions and gunfire rocked Jakarta, the Indonesian capital on Thursday, and reports suggest at least seven people have been killed.
Police say a suicide bomber was responsible for one of the explosions, while the other blasts were caused by men on motorbikes throwing grenades. There have been unconfirmed reports as to the number of attackers, some claim as many as 14 people were involved.
At least three police officers, five attackers and two civilians – including a Dutch national – were killed by the blasts that went off at a Starbucks cafe, the Sarinah shopping mall, and United Nations offices in central Jakarta. Three other bombs went off in the Cikni, Silpi and Kuningan neighbourhoods, near the Turkish and Pakistani embassies, according to reports.
According to ABC News, Jakarta Police said it had cleared the building of the remaining terrorists after a fire-fight on Thursday.
It has been reported four additional suspects have been ‘incapacitated and arrested’. A ‘big manhunt’ is reportedly still underway as police attempt to ensure they have all the attackers.
ISIS has earlier threatened to make Indonesia part of its territory, so the terrorist group is the only prime suspect at this time