Police officers die in Jakarta suicide bombing

Police at the site of the explosionImage copyright
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The attack took place near a bus station from the Kampung Melayu area

A suspected suicide bomb attack from the Indonesian capital Jakarta has killed at least three police officers as well as also injured 10 people, police say.

There were two blasts about several minutes apart at about 21:00 local time (14:00 GMT) near a bus station in Kampung Melayu from the east of the city.

Two suspected attackers also died.

Indonesia has seen a series of low-level attacks since last January, when four attackers killed four people in a gun as well as also bomb attack in central Jakarta.

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

More recent incidents have also been linked to the group.

However, many of the plots have been botched or foiled, with analysts saying in which many of the country’s militants lack the capacity to launch large-scale attacks.

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