Jakarta Blast

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Indonesia, Jakarta. 10:30am local time.

At least seven people have been killed in a series of co-ordinated bomb attacks in central Jakarta. The attack has elements of imitation to other attacks around the world in recent months.

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Below is an image of a cache of weapons found on one of the neutralised militants.

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In December the terror alert of impending attack was high, (here). Indonesia has a recent history of terror attacks as seen at Christmas eve 2000 attack which killed 18 people, and the 2002 Bali Bombing.

Further reading and background : “Al-Qaeda’s Second Front: Terrorism in Southeast Asia (here) 2005

Video below of interviews with Indonesian Terror Analysts, Rakyan Adibrata and Member of Parliament Aries Suditomo

Daesh release claiming Jakarta blast, (almost 12 hours later).

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