Thursday, January 14, 2016

Blasts, gunfight in Indonesian capital; at least 6 dead

Militants launched a gun and bomb assault killing at least six people in the center of the Indonesian capital on Thursday, police said, in an attack that followed a threat by Islamic State fighters to put the country in their "spotlight."
Media said six bombs went off and a Reuters witness saw three dead people and a gunfight going on. One blast was in a Starbucks cafe and security forces were later seen entering the building.
Police said they suspected a suicide bomber was responsible for at least one of the blasts and up to 14 militant gunmen were involved in the attack, Metro TV reported.
"The Starbucks cafe windows are blown out. I see three dead people on the road. There has been a lull in the shooting but someone is on the roof of the building and police are aiming their guns at him," said a Reuters photographer.
Indonesia has been on edge in recent weeks over the threat posed by Islamist militants and counter-terrorism police have launched a crackdown on people with suspected links to Islamic State.
"We have previously received a threat from Islamic State that Indonesia will be the spotlight," police spokesman Anton Charliyan told reporters. But he said police did not know who was resposible.
He said three policemen and three civilians had been killed.
"I saw a police officer shot right in front of me," one witness told TV One.
One explosion went off in front of a shopping center called the Sarinah mall, on a main avenue. Media said a police post outside the mall was blown up.
Police snipers were deployed among hundreds of other security officers.

A U.N. building near the scene was in lock-down with no one allowed in or out, a witness said. Some other high-rise buildings in the area were evacuated.
Indonesia's central bank is located in the same area, and a spokesman for the bank said a policy meeting was going ahead and a decision on interest rates would be announced as planned later in the day.

An explosion was heard in the western suburb of Palmerah, according to a domestic media tweet, but police said they could not confirm a blast there.
Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population, the vast majority of whom practice a moderate form of the religion.

The country saw a spate of militant attacks in the 2000s, the deadliest of which was a nightclub bombing on the holiday island of Bali that killed 202 people, most of them tourists.

Police have been largely successful in destroying domestic militant cells since then, but officials have more recently been worrying about a resurgence inspired by groups such as Islamic State and Indonesians who return after fighting with the group.

The last major militant attacks in Jakarta were in July 2009, with bombs at the JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels.

51 comments:

PROPHET BAAL.LINDA FUTURE HUSBAND said...

This killing is too much na. God punish devil and his candidates

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

This is horrible, RIP to the dead.

samson adele said...

OMG! GOD we need ur urgent help all over d world.

Unique Treasure said...

hmmm..... nawa o

























#she'sunique#

Ama Adoma said...

No place is safe anymore. God pls help your people

precious green said...

These Islamic people self,everywhere is one bomb or the other, what in God's name do u people even want..
Even here in nigeria.

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

So bad! Rip to the dead

HECTOR EKITI said...

Nawa oo


Let's go Linda

HECTOR EKITI said...

Nawa oo


Let's go Linda

Jenny Duby said...

Hmmmm... God

Odibe Blessing said...

hmmmmmm Uwa mmebi.

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Thunder fire them....make them continue killing them selves....anyway still pray for peace in the world

linda Last Born(IPHY) said...

Nawa ooooo.......

mc.bhenjy Emmanuel said...

"In the end nations will rise against nations" the end is near folks

SENSATIONAL PURITY said...

War everywhere

Uzodave Startech said...

And this country has the largest Muslim population in the world. #IRepLIB

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

It is well with us


... Merited happiness

Adewale Adeoye said...

God help and save us all from this extremely dangerous groups.. My daily contributions for #LindaToWireMy100kThisYear

Native Doctor said...

And that was how the Nigerian government wanted to join in an alliance to fight ISIS, as if the undone beans Bokoharam has been giving us isn't purgative enough.


Sincerely speaking the mind of Amadioha

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Which place is actually safe on this planet earth right now? I doubt if there's any place that can be said to be safe from this corrupted minds with mundanely wicked ideologies.

Barth Olisa said...

I thought you guys are 100% Islamic why kill people.

Bliss n blossom 2016

BONARIO NNAGS said...

phew! where is our world headed, this is nolonger funny.
Peace seems to have eluded our world.
God help your children.


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

Rest in peace to d dead

Ezinne Mary said...

Plz what ever thing they are doing,they should just be careful of innocent people's life

eunymz said...

Too many injuries these days

MZ EUEU

Jenny Duby said...

Nawa

Vivian Reginalds said...

Terrorism, chaos, poverty, different vices trending...
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

CHYGURL from CHYNA said...

Negodu mili, abeg which country come dey safe nah ?

Pesin Pikin said...

Na wa o! Every part of the world is experiencing socio economic crisis...God help us all

Bonita Bislam said...

At the precipice, we evolve.I hope this holds true for our planet coz these incessant bombings is becoming unbecoming

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Na was o,may God reliever us.

Muna said...

Are these Muslims just terrorists?

Ada Nwafor said...

Not again God, when will all this killing stop.

preshgold said...

God have mercy, this one na real action film

uche ekwulugo said...

Wahala all over d world, na wa o



AJ MAIN BOY...

vivian Onyemachi said...

Dia bizness
Linda post my comment on
#IWASHERE

Garrett Coates said...

Bombs everywhere,the world is no longer a safe place,hope it dont happen in Naija!

anita gold said...

Hmm!

anita gold said...

Hmm!

FredLaw said...

Everywhere they go, death and destruction follows

Akachi chidi said...

Bad news...Believe

Juliet Iwuno said...

Wahala Dey everywhere. God help us all! Linda take note!

Nwariaku Munachi said...

It is well.

Great Reward said...

What is this world turning to ? Lord have mercy.

temitope faizat said...

Na wa ooo

Angel Makiz said...

Lord have Mercy....angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

But this happens in naija everyday. Is boko haram not in nigeria doing this daily?

Posh Queen said...

End time signs

Posh Queen said...

End time signs

izy 2 nv said...

WHICH RELIGION WILL THIS BE IF NOT ....

Tha Rootfadther said...

End Time Shit

#GodFirst
Linda's Rootfather

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