Jakarta police say attack over, they are in control

2016-01-14 10:47

Jakarta - Indonesian police say the bombing and gun attack in a busy shopping area of downtown Jakarta has ended with five assailants confirmed dead.

Jakarta police spokesman Colonel Muhammad Iqbal says two other people have also been killed in the Thursday morning attack around the Sarinah shopping mall, the oldest in Jakarta on Thamarin Street.

He says: "We believe there are no more attackers around Sarinah. We have taken control."

He says two of the attackers have been were killed by police but did not say how the others died.

It's not clear if any more attackers are at large outside the Sarinah area.

Police had earlier said four attackers and three others were killed but later revised the numbers. Witnesses had also told The Associated Press that they saw five attackers.


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