Not since the 2009 Ritz Carlton and JW Marriot bombings has there been such an attack in Central Jakarta.
As of this writing, 4 people have been reported killed, including a police officer.
So far, reports have it that seven explosions happened across the city with 2 suicide bombers responsible for the explosion across Sarinah Mall and police have engaged accomplices in gunfight.
I hope this isn’t related to the jailed radical Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir who appealed 2 days got to have his conviction for funding a terror training camp overturned, arguing that his support for the camp was an act of worship.
The 77-year-old leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah militant network filed a judicial review of his 2011 conviction, when he was sentenced to 15 years in jail for setting up the camp in Aceh province. A higher court later cut the sentence to nine years.
More than anything else, I think it’s time to revisit the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Security if additional assistance can be provided.
Why not appoint Gen Prabowo?
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