15 January 2016
He was in a taxi nearing his hotel when pedestrians told him to turn back.
Singaporean Audi Khalid, 28, soon realised why: He was just 200m away from a series of bomb and gun attacks in the city centre of Jakarta, Indonesia.
At least seven people were killed in the blasts.
Mr Audi, a photographer, was in Indonesia for an assignment and had just touched down yesterday afternoon – hours after explosions and gunfire were heard near the well-known Sarinah shopping mall.
… Dr Rohan Gunaratna agreed: “It is a sign that ISIS has expanded in South-east Asia and presents an imminent threat to Singapore.”
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Last updated on 15/01/2016