Indonesia explosion highlights: Two dead in suspected suicide bombing in Jakarta, say police

Jakarata explosion: Indonesia police say two explosions took place in east Jakarta near bus station.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 24, 2017 10:22:18 pm
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Indonesian police said on Wednesday that a suspected suicide bomber and a police officer were killed in explosions near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, Jakarta. There were two blasts in Kampung Melayu that went off five minutes apart late in the evening, police said in a statement. It said some people, including police officers, were wounded and being taken to a nearby hospital.

Jakarta explosion highlights:

9:47 pm: It was not immediately clear what caused the blasts at the Kampung Melayu terminal, which is served by mini-vans and buses.

9:33 pm: TV pictures showed smoke rising from the terminal and police rushing to carry casualties away from the scene. Large numbers of police officers were at the scene and had cordoned it off.

9:05 pm: Indonesia police say explosions in east Jakarta are suspected suicide bombing, says Reuters.

9:01 pm: Andry Wibowo, the head of East Jakarta police, told Metro TV that people had heard two explosions and three people had been hurt.

9:00 pm: Indonesia police say two explosions in east Jakarta near bus station.

8:55 pm: Indonesia police say explosion in east Jakarta near bus station.

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