Deadly suicide bombing hits Indonesian capital

Deadly suicide bombing hits Indonesian capital
Posted at 5:21 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 13:46:11-04

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (CNN INDONESIA/CNN) - A suspected suicide bombing rocked the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Wednesday, police said. 

The blast took place at a bus station in eastern Jakarta, police said. The BBC is reporting that three police officers have been killed, and about 10 people have been injured. Two suspected attackers also have died, the report added.

Public transportation is a vital part of life in the colossal city. With 10 million people, Jakarta is more populous than New York City or London. 

No one has claimed responsibility for the blast. But in the past, Jakarta has fallen victim to violence claimed by ISIS. 

Last year, ISIS said it carried out a suicide bombing and shooting near a Starbucks in Jakarta. Two people were killed, and 24 were wounded. Police said an ISIS militant based in Syria ordered his operatives to carry out that attack. 


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