Jakarta Terror Attack: After fierce gunfight police regains con

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Published on 14 Dec 2016 8:16 AM GMT

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Jakarta. Indonesian police has taken over the control in capital town Jakarta. President Joko Widodo announced the “situation is under control” in a statement on national TV following the attacks on Thursday.

Terror Attack Possible Handiwork of Islamic State

Police spokesman Gen Anton Charliyan told media, “They imitated the terror actions in Paris and they are likely from the Islamic State group.” He said Indonesianpolice had received input about possible attacks, two months back. It was from an Islamic State group that “there will be a concert” in Indonesia. ISIS-linked 'Amaq News Agency reported that the Jakarta attacks were carried out by ISIS and targeted foreign nationals and security forces

Starbucks closes its stores Temporarily

Meanwhile, Starbucks has released an official statement and expressed their grief over the terror attack in Jakarta. The statement also mentions the closure of Starbuck stores till further notice. Starbucks’ statement says, “We are deeply saddened by the senseless acts that have taken place in Jakarta today; our hearts are with the people of Indonesia.”

Amidst reports of attacks targeting police posts throughout central Jakarta, initial reports are that an explosion took place close to store in the Skyline building near one of these police posts. One customer sustained injuries and was treated on the scene. Starbuck employees are all confirmed to be safe. This store and all other Starbucks stores in Jakarta will remain closed, out of an abundance of caution, until further notice.

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