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Report: ISIS Claims Responsibility for Terrorist Attack in Jakarta

Earlier today, several terrorist militants opened fire in the streets of Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta, while also detonating bombs during the midday attack. At least 19 people were injured and seven—including five of the suspects—were killed. According to a BBC report, ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. As several outlets have noted, the brazen nature of the shootings were similar to the ISIS attack on Paris in November. A law enforcement spokesperson said the terrorists mainly targeted police officers and foreigners in the city. In a statement, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said, ”We all are grieving for the fallen victims of this incident, but we also condemn the act that has disturbed the security and peace and spread terror among our people.”

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