ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta bus terminal explosion

Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for Jakarta bus terminal explosions, which left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on May 24, 2017.

Photo courtesy: Wikiwand
Photo courtesy: Wikiwand

"The executor of the attack on the Indonesian police gathering in Jakarta was an Islamic State fighter," said ISIS news agency Amaq. They did not elaborate further. 

While one of the bombers had ties militants in Poso, both may be affiliated to ISIS, according to a report by Straits Times.

They had used low-grade explosives and aluminium shrapnel in the "pressure-cooker bombs" on Wednesday. This was similar to the modus operandi of Indonesian militants loyal to ISIS, who had targeted police in previous attacks.

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Kareyst Lin
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Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. She is also part of the Over The Moon team, which is a movement to promote and give voice to independent Mandopop music in Singapore.

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