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5 attackers, 2 civilians dead in Jakarta attacks

14 January 2016, 12:49

Jakarta - Five attackers and two civilians, one of them a Dutch citizen, were killed on Thursday as gunfire and explosions rocked the Indonesian capital Jakarta, a minister said.

"Five terrorists are dead," Security Minister Luhut Panjaitan told reporters at the scene.

He said one Dutch citizen was killed and one Indonesian civilian.

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Police earlier said at least two suicide bombers were among the attackers and at least two others were killed in a shootout with police.

Jakarta police spokesman Muhammad Iqbal added that five police personnel, one foreign civilian and four Indonesian civilians were injured.

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