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Three police officers killed by bomb blast in Indonesia


A suspected suicide bomb attack rocked a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Wednesday, leaving at least one policeman dead and five others injured, police said.

Vice National Police Chief Syafruddin, who uses one name, said an initial investigation showed that the suspected suicide bomber also died in the blast.

Straits Times reported a private-car driver, 17, and student, 19, were among the wounded.

The police have yet to determine the cause of the blasts, but photos and videos from the scene that circulated shortly after showed pieces of bloodied human flesh and dismembered body parts, including a limb and what appeared to be a severed head inside the Transjakarta bus terminal.

The terminal is a local hub served by minibuses and buses.




Large numbers of police officers were at the scene and had cordoned it off.

Authorities in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country have been increasingly anxious about a resurgence in radicalism, driven in part by a new generation of militants inspired by Islamic State.

Witness Sultan Muhammad Firdaus told TV station Kompas TV he heard two explosions about 10 minutes apart. He also said there was a strong smell after the blasts.

A gun and suicide attack in the capital Jakarta left four attackers and four civilians dead in January past year, and was the first assault claimed by IS in Southeast Asia.

The so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group said they carried out the attack last January, its first in South East Asia.

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