Explosions, gunfire reported near Jakarta shopping centre; at least three dead

Three explosions near a shopping centre in the Indonesian capital Jakarta injured several people on Thursday, a television report said. 

Police exchanged fire with suspected attackers after the blasts in front of a coffee shop, Metro TV reported. 

The explosions happened outside the Sarinah shopping centre, close to the presidential palace and UN offices, say reports.

Media said six bombs went of and a Reuters witness saw three dead people and a gunfight going on. One blast went off in a Starbucks cafe and security forces were later seen entering the building.

"The Starbucks cafe windows are blown out. I see three dead people on the road. There has been a lull in the shooting but someone is on the roof of the building and police are aiming their guns at him," said a Reuters photographer.

Last update: Thu, 14/01/2016 - 05:38

Related

Bomb and gun attacks rock Indonesian capital

World

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 08:46

Police hunt militants after Indonesia attack

World

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 13:24

7 killed in Jakarta attacks: police

World

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 07:31

More from World

Australia will continue pursuing trade deal, minister says

Australia is not giving up on the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite US president Donald Trump withdrawing...

Militants in Ukraine, Turkey and Yemen fuel rise in global attacks

The number of attacks worldwide by terrorists and militants soared by 26 per cent to more than 24,000 last year,...

Trump Organization: President has no more role in businesses

Newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump, a New York-based real estate mogul and investor, has relinquished all...

At least 11 killed as al-Shabaab tries to seize town in Somalia

At least 11 people died Monday when heavily armed insurgents of the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab tried to...

Trump talks military aid with Egypt's al-Sissi

US President Donald Trump told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi Monday that the new US administration is...