JAKARTA – At least three Indonesian police officers were killed and 10 other injured in twin suspected suicide blasts near a bus station in Jakarta.
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The explosions occurred minutes apart on Wednesday night at Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu terminal, police said.
Police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said three officers were killed and 10 people wounded have been shifted to hospital for medical treatment. The injured includes five police and five civilians.
According to Andry Wibowo, East Jakarta police chief, two blasts occurred at around 9pm, close to each other, there are three victims.
“Initially I heard a loud blast I thought it was burst tyre. I saw many people gathered and taking pictures with their mobile phones. I approached them to find out what happened and I saw a severed arm on the street,” said fruit seller Ardi Maulana while talking to Aljazeera.
Indonesia has long been in war against armed groups but in recent years hundreds of terrorists have gone to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria and Iraq for fighting.