Jakarta, Jan 14: Multiple explosions were reported from Jakarta on Thursday morning, with one blast being reported from near the UN office.
According to latest reports, six people were reported dead and massive gunfire was reported from the area. Jakarta police say they received an ISIS warning in December they they'd be a 'concert in Jakarta'.
4.10 pm: Attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area in Indonesia's capital and waged gunbattles with police today, leaving bodies in the streets as office workers watched in terror from high-rise buildings.
3.47 pm: Malaysia's national police raises security alert to highest level following Jakarta attack.
2.02 pm: Indonesian police say attack in downtown Jakarta has ended, security forces in control.
12.10 pm: Bodies seen as police officer walks near police post damaged by explosion in Jakarta, Indonesia.
12.00 pm: Four suspected attackers dead in Jakarta terror blasts, area now secure: Jakarta police.
11.48 am: Tanks deployed in Jakarta where hunt is underway for gunmen after several blasts: ANI
Tanks deployed in Jakarta where hunt is underway for gunmen after several blasts(Source:The Straits Times,Singapore) pic.twitter.com/Hx5yRIgS6W— ANI (@ANI_news) January 14, 2016
11.44 am: Indonesian President Joko Widodo condemns Jakarta blasts and orders security forces to hunt down perpetrators.
11.34 am: Indonesia president urges public not to speculate over who may be behind Jakarta attacks.
11.18 am: Another explosion heard near Sarinah Mall in Jakarta, six suspected terrorists believed to be holed up-Indonesian Media.
11.15 am: Jakarta attacks: Death toll from reaches six people
Indonesia police say around 10-14 gunmen are involved in the attack. Three bodies were seen lying on the ground on a main road in the city after the explosion.
Police said they believe this is a bomb attack. There is no indication yet of who might be behind the assault. The area around the blast site has been cordoned off.
The explosions took place around 10.40 a.m. Western Indonesian Time (WIB) in shopping mall. Jakarta witness says 3 suicide bombers blew themselves up in a Starbucks cafe.
(With agency inputs)