Jakarta terror attack leaves 5 dead

Jan 14, 2016 9:56 AM by Cheryl Wengren

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's national police say the five people who carried out a terror attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, today were affiliated with the Islamic State group.

A news agency affiliated with IS said the attack targeted "foreigners and the security forces tasked with protecting them."

Video shows one of the bombs going off in front of a Starbucks cafe. Then there was shooting.

Police say all five attackers and two civilians were killed. Another 19 people were injured.

The chief of the U.N. Environment Program says a Dutch man who was seriously injured is "fighting for his life." The agency said the man works for the organization in Jakarta and part of a U.N. team supporting the Indonesian government in tackling peat land fires.


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