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.
This video appears to show one of the explosions, outside the Sarinah Mall.
Apparent #suicidebomber literally 100m from the office and my hotel. Now gunfire— Jeremy Douglas (@jdouglasSEA) January 14, 2016
Now 4th bomb and gunfight— Jeremy Douglas (@jdouglasSEA) January 14, 2016
5th and 6th bombing— Jeremy Douglas (@jdouglasSEA) January 14, 2016
Update – 12:00 am
According to Indonesian network TVOne at least three explosions were reported near the Turkish and Pakistani embassies.
EXPLOSION UPDATE: At least 7 explosions reported, including 2 suicide bombs. 4 people killed, including 3 suspects.— Jewel Topsfield (@JewelTopsfield) January 14, 2016
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.
Inspector general Anton Charliyan, police spokesman, says no suicide bombers, rather grenades. 3 civilians, 3 traffic police fatalities.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) January 14, 2016