Explosions and Gunfire Strike Jakarta; Local Outlets Report 3 Killed

January 14, 2016 4:46 AM

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Explosions and Gunfire Strike Jakarta; Local Outlets Report 3 Killed

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian capital was rocked by a series of explosions and gunfire in the city center on Thursday, apparently targeting the local police, with mass casualties feared.

A traffic police post at a major intersection was heavily damaged by bomb blasts, and at least one police officer was killed by gunfire from an assailant, according to witnesses who spoke to a local television station, TV One. The Jakarta Globe reported that three people had been killed.

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