14 January 2016
Suicide attackers struck the Indonesian capital Thursday (Jan 14), with a series of explosions and gunfire that tore through a Starbucks cafe and shook an embassy district in the Muslim-majority nation.
At least seven people were known to have died – including two who police said blew themselves up in the area which is also overlooked by United Nations offices, in what the country’s president dubbed “acts of terror”.
An unknown number of gunmen were involved in the blasts, including at a police post that left four mangled bodies lying in the road.
… “We know that ISIS has the desire to declare a province in this region,” said Kumar Ramakrishna, a counter-terrorism analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. “The threat of returning Southeast Asian fighters radicalised in the Iraq/Syria region are also another factor of concern, together with the possibility of self-radicalised lone wolves appearing in the scene.”
GPO / RSIS / Online
Last updated on 15/01/2016