‘Paris-style’ attack in central Jakarta leaves 7 dead
UPDATED TIME: 6:15 a.m. ET
Attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area in Indonesia’s capital and waged gunbattles with police Thursday, leaving bodies in the streets as office workers watched in terror from high-rise buildings.
According to Indonesian officials, the attacks left 19 wounded, and five terrorists and two civilians dead. One of the injured civilians is a foreigner, confirmed to be a Dutch national.
A spokesman for the Indonesian National Police, General Anton Charliyan, said that the group of assailants were equipped with grenades and guns and were copying the recent Paris attacks Read more…