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Five killed in series of blasts in Jakarta — local newspaper

January 14, 2016, 8:04 UTC+3 BANGKOK

According to some reports, six blasts were heard in downtown Jakarta, including near a big shopping mall

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BANGKOK, January 14. /TASS/. Five people, including a police officer, have been killed in a series of blasts in central Jakarta, the Indonesia-based Kompas newspaper said on Thursday.

According to the newspaper, one of the explosions occurred in front of a Starbucks outlet near the Sarinah Thamrin Plaza shopping mall. A series of six blasts were reportedly followed by an exchange of gunfire between the attackers and the police. The area has been cordoned off.

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