Militants launched a gun and bomb assault killing several in the middle of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Thursday, police said, in an attack that followed a threat by Islamic State fighters to put the united states in their “limelight”.Jakarta police spokesman Col. Muhammad Iqbal saidseven folks including four attackers were killed.
He explained authorities had recovered the bodies of the attackers, but it was unclear if more stay at large.
Media said six bombs went off and a Reuters witness saw a gunfight happening as well as three dead people.
The initial explosion seemingly activated a gunbattle involving the attackers and anti-terror police squads, and gunfire may be heard a half along with over an hour after.
A bank security guard, Tri Seranto, told The Associated Press at least five attackers were seen by him, including three suicide bombers who burst themselves.
He explained he saw them blowing themselves up one by one and was outside on the road when he saw the three guys. He explained from where he heard gunfire, the other two attackers, carrying pistols, entered a police place. He explained he later saw one officer dead and wounded.