Five people were killed — including three police officers — and ten others injured on Wednesday night (24/05) when two explosions ripped apart a TransJakarta bus station in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Twin Explosions in East Jakarta Part of Global Terrorist Attack: Police


MAY 25, 2017

Jakarta. Two suspected suicide bombers who killed three policemen and injured 10 other people near a bus station in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta on Wednesday (24/05) night, acted in what appears to be a global terrorist attack, police said.

The police linked the blasts to recent attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, and Marawi in the Philippines.

"We have actually been prepared, but we didn't know where exactly the attack will take place and when," National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasisto told reporters.

"It's part of a global attack that connects several groups in several places. First the explosions in Manchester during the Ariana Grande show, then in the Philippines, where Islamic State-linked groups carried out an attack in Marawi," Setyo said.

 As of yet, no group has claimed responsibility for the Jakarta blasts.