ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta bus terminal explosion

We assume that the terrorist targeted those police officers who were at the bus station to secure an approaching parade organized to welcome the start of the holy month of Ramadan (fasting month).

Authorities have not yet confirmed the identity of the attackers but Wasisto said "two bodies in scattered pieces are the two male attackers". He abandoned his appeal against the blasphemy sentence on Tuesday and resigned his office on Wednesday. For the time being, we are treating it as a suicide bombing.

"There's a link, but we're still studying whether it's an global network", said National Police spokesman Awi Setyono, who told reporters earlier that police are investigating whether the attackers had direct orders from Syria or elsewhere.

"These victims are known to us".

"So they try to scare off the police and if police become afraid of them, it is very unsafe", said Supreme Council General Secretary Yahya Cholil Staquf. They are motorcycle taxi drivers and grocers.

Australian authorities have reminded travellers of the "ongoing high threat of a terrorist attack in Indonesia", telling people to be vigilant and exercise caution when visiting the archipelago.

"Thus we've actually been prepared - but we didn't know when and where it was going to happen".

Jokowi said he has ordered police to "thoroughly investigate the networks of the perpetrators and hunt them to the roots because the attack was already outrageous".

A member of the Indonesian police anti-terror squad.

In February 2017, Indonesian police shot and killed an Islamic State-linked militant after he detonated a small bomb.

The three police officers killed in Wednesday's Jakarta bombing - Sec.

On July 5 previous year, just days before fasting month was to end, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up after he was stopped by officers from entering the local police headquarters in Solo city.

"This is execrable. Ojek (motorcycle taxi) driver fell victim, public minivan driver, store sellers, as well as policemen", Joko told reporters in his hometown in Central Java, referring to the three slain police officers and 11 others injured, the presidential palace said in a statement.

Salam's wife reportedly told investigators that the bombs were assembled by another militant known as "Agus", who is now sought by police and considered "at large and unsafe". "He's unsafe." Police identified the man killed in February as a member of Jemaah Anshorut Daulah (JAD), a network of nearly two dozen Indonesian extremist groups that formed in 2015 and pledges allegiance to Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

  • Leroy Wright