Suspected Suicide Bombers Kills Cops In Indonesia’s Capital

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Ryan Pickrell China/Asia Pacific Reporter
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Explosions at a bus terminal in the Indonesian capital killed at least three police officers Wednesday, according to local authorities.

Indonesian police reported two explosions five minutes apart at a Transjakarta bus station in Kampung Melayu in eastern Jakarta, revealed Reuters. Authorities now suspect that there were two suicide bombers, not one as initially suspected. Ten people — six police officers and six civilians — were injured in the blast, National Police spokesman Setyo Wasisto introduced.

“The two suspects were both male. Their identities will be released later,” he said.

Police are investigating links to the Islamic State.

Authorities have been concerned about a rise in radical Islamic extremism since the Islamic State attacked Jakarta for the first time with guns and bombs in January last year, killing several people.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

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