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BREAKING NEWS: Suicide bomber, policeman killed in Kampung Melayu attack: Police

  • Safrin La Batu
    Safrin La Batu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, May 24, 2017 | 11:41 pm
BREAKING NEWS: Suicide bomber, policeman killed in Kampung Melayu attack: Police Police reroute traffic and clear the area nearby the Kampung Melayu bus terminal in East Jakarta following bomb blasts on Wednesday evening. (Tribunnews/Irwan Rismawan)

At least five people have fallen victim to a bomb blast near a Transjakarta bus station in Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta, National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Syafruddin said on Wednesday.

At least two people have been killed in the attack, the suspected suicide bomber and policeman Sec. Brig. Taufan.

'"There are five victims. Five policeman, one of whom was killed," Syafruddin said, adding that the other four policemen had been badly injured in the blast.

“I want to express my sympathies. An explosion has occurred. For the time being, we are treating it as a suicide bombing. We believe there is a single perpetrator. We have not yet identified the perpetrator,” Syafruddin said.

The explosion took place at around 9 p.m., Jakarta time.

(Read also: Eyewitness hears "two explosions" erupt in East Jakarta)

Traffic around the scene has been blocked off and the police are investigating the explosion.

If the police are correct and this is indeed a suicide bomb attack, it will be one of several such attacks that have targeted the police in Indonesia. (bbs)

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