- Title: Police investigation underway after blast kills 3 in Jakarta
- Date: 24th May 2017
- Summary: JAKARTA, INDONESIA (MAY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF POLICE PATROLLING CRIME SCENE PEOPLE STANDING IN FRONT OF BUSES AT THE BUS STATION POLICE CORDONING OFF AREA POLICE OFFICER STANDING NEXT TO MOTORBIKE MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) INDONESIAN NATIONAL POLICE SPOKESMAN SETYO WARSISTO SAYING: "We are now investigating. Please be patient because the area is still vulnerable and that's why we need to sterilise the crime scene. We need to be careful and stay alert. Please give some time to the police to investigate it." ARMOURED POLICE VEHICLE PEOPLE STANDING BEHIND POLICE CORDON MOTORCYCLISTS GATHERING NEAR BLAST SITE SIGN READING (Bahasa Indonesia): "ENTRANCE OF BUS STATION" POLICE STANDING EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL CLOSE TO THE BLAST SITE WHERE THE VICTIMS WERE TAKEN SIGN READING (Bahasa Indonesia): "PREMIER JATINEGARA HOSPITAL"
- Embargoed: 7th June 2017 20:46
- Keywords: bus station Indonesia Jakarta Blast Bombing
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I79Q9X
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people on Wednesday (May 24) night in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, police said.
The blasts went off five minutes apart at Jakarta's Kampung Melayu terminal, police said.
National Police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said three officers had been killed, and that examination of the scene had shown that there appeared to have been two suicide bombers, not one as originally thought.
Wasisto urged the public to give the police time to investigate the attack, as crowds gathered at cordons near the blast site.
Indonesia has suffered a series of mostly low-level attacks by Islamic State sympathisers in the last 17 months, but Wasisto said police had not confirmed any Islamist motive for Wednesday's bombing.
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