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  • Suspected Suicide Bomb in Jakarta Kills Policeman, Injures Nine

  • Vice National Police Chief Syafruddin said an initial investigation showed there were two explosions and a suspected suicide bomber had also died

Police officers arrive on the scene after an explosion near a bus stop in the Kampung Melayu area of Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, photo: AP/Achmad Ibrahim

24 of May 2017 12:43:31

JAKARTA, Indonesia – A suspected suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital Wednesday night killed a policeman and injured nine other people, including four officers, police said.Vice National Police Chief Syafruddin, who uses one name, said an initial investigation showed there were two explosions and a suspected suicide bomber had also died."Tonight, to Indonesian citizens and all of us who are here at the scene, I express very deep concern. There have been bomb explosions at the Kampung Melayu bus terminal and for now they are believed to have been a suicide bombing," he said.He said the officers had been guarding a parade by a group of local people.National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said two people had died and nine others were injured -- five civilians and four policemen. He said the victims were taken to several hospitals.[caption id="attachment_60421" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Police officers arrive on the scene after an explosion near a bus stop in the Kampung Melayu area of Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Photo: AP/Achmad Ibrahim[/caption]The explosion occurred in a parking lot next to the bus terminal in eastern Jakarta.A bomb squad was investigating the explosion as heavily armed police guarded the area.TV channels showed people helping a victim lying on the ground, and three policemen carrying another victim away from the scene.Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, generally follows a moderate form of the faith.The government has carried out a sustained crackdown on militants since the 2002 Bali bombings by al-Qaida-affiliated radicals that killed 202 people. A new threat has emerged in the past several years from extremists who sympathize with the Islamic State group.

ALI KOTARUMALOS



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