– COORDINATED TERROR ATTACK IN JAKARTA WENT WRONG
A series of bombs in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, on Thursday 01/14/2016, killed about 17 [people, including 5 assailants, 7 bypassers, including a Canadian and 7 security officers. Six blasts occurred about 50 metres apart in the central business district, which also houses a United Nations office. in Sarinah shopping complex in city center; in a nearby police post and in street cafes. .
Heavily armed police evacuated a badly injured man who was lying on the road bleeding heavily.
The bombs come just weeks after Jakarta was placed on high alert after anti-terror police foiled what they said were plans for an New Year suicide attack in the Indonesian capital.
Thursday’s attacks, however, were the first major incidents in Indonesia’s capital since the 2009 bombings of two hotels that killed seven people and injured more than 50. The assault ended when two attackers died in a suicide bombing, police say, with the other three killed in gun battles. An Islamic State group flag was found with one of the attackers behind
Police, on Saturday 01/16/2016, have identified four out of five of the Jakarta attackers. Two were previously convicted militants.
One of the militants was named as Afif Sunakim, seen carrying a gun and rucksack during the attacks. He was given a 7 year jail term for attending a militant camp. Bahrum Naim (pic-L), an Indonesian believed to be fighting with I.S.I.S in Syria, was named as the suspected co-ordinator. Barhum Naim has been linked to the IS-allied East Indonesia Mujahidin Group (MIT), which is based on the island of Sulawesi.
Three men were arrested near Jakarta early on Friday 01/15/2016, police told local media. The guns used by the extremists came from the Philippines, police said.
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