Terrorist attacks in Indonesia

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CASUALTIES. Three bodies lie on the street next to a damaged police post after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital Jakarta on January 14, 2016. Bay Ismoyo/AFP
Indonesia – the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country – is no stranger to attacks by Islamic radicals

MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 14, 2016) — Terror marred the start of 2016 in Indonesia, as capital city Jakarta witnessed terrorist attacks on Thursday, January 14.

Gunfire and explosions took place in the city center – near a cluster of embassies and United Nations offices – which caused casualties and chaos in the city.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo already condemned the attacks, which he referred to as an “act of terror.”

Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, is no stranger to such attacks. It has suffered several major bomb attacks by Islamic radicals between 2000 and 2009, including the 2002 strike on the resort island of Bali that killed 202 people.

Below is a timeline of some notable attacks in different parts of the country, as reported by various news outlets.

 


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