Press Release on Situation in Jakarta by Ministry of Foreign Affair of Republic of Indonesia

14 January, 2016 | Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Jakarta - Today, at around 10.50 am, a suicide bomber exploded in a cafe at the crossroad of Thamrin Road, Central Jakarta, which was followed by two further explosions within the vicinity of the crossroad. Following this, shots were fired between the terrorists and the Indonesian Police forces.

Within half an hour after the first incident, the police were able take control over situation and by 3.00 pm the situation in the area was brought to normal. During the police operation, all five terrorists were killed.

The incident claimed the lives of two civilians, including one foreign national (Canadian). There were also 19 civilians injured including 4 foreign nationals (Algerian, Austrian, Dutch and German). Five Police officers were also injured during their efforts to contain the terrorists.

All businesses and premises within the vicinity of the incident are expected to be fully operational and return to normal by tomorrow (15 January 2016).

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia condemns this heinous act of terror that has claimed the lives of innocent civilians and expresses its deepest condolences and sympathy for the bereaved families and victims.


The Government of the Republic of Indonesia remains highly committed to combatting terrorism and will continue to take every effort to ensure the safety and security for all its citizens and foreign nationals in Indonesia. Moreover, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia encourages all citizens and foreign nationals to remain calm and continue with its daily activities.



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