'Paris-style' attack in central Jakarta leaves 7 dead

‘Paris-style’ attack in central Jakarta leaves 7 dead

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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…

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‘Paris-style’ attack in central Jakarta leaves 7 dead