Indonesians share a defiant message, #KamiTidakTakut, after terror attack

Indonesians share a defiant message, #KamiTidakTakut, after terror attack

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In the wake of a series of deadly explosions in Jakarta Thursday morning local time, Indonesians are sharing a message of defiance on social media.

Condemned as an “act of terror” by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the violence in the capital city’s central shopping and business district has reportedly left at least four people dead. The attackers have not yet been identified, but Indonesia has previously been the victim of bombings undertaken by Islamic militant groups.

Rather than be cowed, as the area affected went into lockdown, locals and supporters from around the world used social media to tell the perpetrators their attempts to sow fear would not be successful Read more…

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'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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