Thursday (1/14/2016) morning, the heart of the capital city of Jakarta arround Sarinah Mall, Jalan Sudirman surprised series of explosions rocked a suspected bomb attack.
Internet citizen testimony and photographs about this incident are circulating on Twitter. Most appeared to be office workers around the site.
“The bomb exploded five times in the area of the intersection of Sarinah,” chirpingariana_graens a user account.
Other users said that a series of bomb blasts allegedly participated accompanied by another sound like eruptions of firearms.
A photograph shows the police station at the intersection in front of Sarinah building in ruins. Two or three policemen and 3 civilian was reported to be dead.
“The exchange of fire is still going on until now. Please info associates and family, “wrote another Twitter user namedDaurie_Alam, at around 11:15 pm.
Information about these events is still a maze. Unclear what happened or who was involved.
An internal note to UN staff in Jakarta says one of their staff may have been injured.
“Dear colleagues, more explosions and shootings in the area. Apparently they are using rifles and hand grenades. We are in a perimeter in our UN building covered by armed personnel. We may have a UN staff injured during the initial bombing. “
Here are some photos uploaded residents around the scene to Twitter: