Jakarta rocked by blasts, four dead

WorldJakarta rocked by blasts, four dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Seven persons including a police officer, three civilians and three militants were reportedly killed when a series of blasts rocked the Indonesian Capital Jakarta on Thursday.

Meanwhile, gunfire was also reported following the blasts which also caused multiple injuries.

“Four people died, one police officer and three civilians,” the National Police Spokesman Anton Charliyan was quoted as saying by AFP.

The media reports said that a total of four explosions occurred, of which three took place in the Cikni, Silpi and Kuningan neighbourhoods near the Pakistani and Turkish embassies.

The reports said that three suicide bombers detonated their explosives.

The Indonesian President Joko Widodo called the blasts “acts of terror,” saying he had ordered a huntdown and capture of the perpetrators and those in their network.

“Our nation and our people should not be afraid, we will not be defeated by these acts of terror, I hope the public stay calm,” the president said in his televised address.

“We all are grieving for the fallen victims of this incident, but we also condemn the act that has disturbed the security and peace and spread terror among our people.”

The terror outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is suspected of being behind Jakarta blasts.

Nawaz Sharif condemns Jakarta blasts

The Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the blasts in Jakarta.

In his condolence message, he said that the People and Government of Pakistan share the pain of Indonesian brethren at this critical moment.

The prime minister said that terrorism is common threat to Muslim countries and to fight it is our collective responsibility. He said that Pakistan stand firm against every act of terror in the entire world.

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