Multiple explosions were reported in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, on Thursday, including at least one directly outside a United Nations building. At least three people have been reported dead. Gunfire is reportedly being exchanged around the city.
Gunshots were heard after the midmorning explosion Thursday in front of the Sarinah shopping mall in an area that also has many luxury hotels, embassies and offices.
It was not clear who was shooting but there was a massive police presence, which prevented reporters from going near the scene.
ABC’s Adam Harvey reported on Twitter that police said some of the attackers were riding motorcycles and throwing grenades.
This video appears to show one of the explosions, outside the Sarinah Mall.
Reuters reports that casualties include both civilians and police. Jeremy Douglas, a U.N. regional representative, is tweeting from the scene of one of the bombings.
Update – 12:00 am
A bank security guard told the AP that he saw at least five attackers, including three suicide bombers, at the Starbucks in the Sarinah Mall.
According to Indonesian network TVOne at least three explosions were reported near the Turkish and Pakistani embassies.
Update – 12:10 am
As many as six suspected terrorists are thought to be hiding in the P.T. Skyline Building, Topsfield reports. Police reportedly say the attacks are ISIS-related. Authorities have confirmed that there have been six casualties: three policemen and three civilians.