Havoc in Indonesia: Multiple explosions, gunfire kill at least four people in Jakarta

Havoc in Indonesia: Multiple explosions, gunfire kill at least four people in Jakarta

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, an unidentified man with a gun walks in the street as people run in the background on Thamrin street near Sarinah shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia. Suicide bombers exploded themselves in downtown Jakarta while gunmen attacked a police post nearby. AP


Smoke billows from an explosion in Jakarta. At least four people have been reported dead in the terror attack. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who is on a working visit in West Java town of Cirebon, has ordered security forces to hunt down the perpetrators. AP


Indonesian police take position and aim their weapons as they pursue suspects outside a cafe after a series of blasts hit the Indonesian capital. Indonesia has been a victim of several bombing attacks in the past, claimed by Islamic militant groups. AFP


A body of a victim lies at the site of a blast in Jakarta. Indonesia has been on high alert after authorities said they had foiled a plot by Islamic militants to attack government officials, foreigners and others. About 150,000 police officers and soldiers were deployed during New Year's Eve to guard churches, airports and other public places. Reuters


Indonesian workers run as they are evacuated from their office at Thamrin business district in Jakarta. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has suffered a spate of deadly attacks by the Jemaah Islamiyah network in the past. But strikes in recent years have been smaller and less deadly, and have targeted government authorities, mainly police and anti-terrorism forces. Reuters

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Updated Date: Jan 14, 2016 11:48:14 IST

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