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Jakarta Attacks Intelligence chief says no indication Islamic State is behind blast in Indonesian capital

Indonesian police shot dead four suspected militants who were part of a bomb and gun attack in the capital, Jakarta, on Thursday and the area is being secured.

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(The Jakarta Post)

There were no indications that Islamic State militants were behind a gun and bomb attack in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Thursday, the head of the national intelligence agency told Reuters.

"This is definitely terrorism but there are no indications yet that it's ISIS related," said Sutiyoso

Another explosion was heard near a central Jakarta building attacked by militants on Thursday, a Reuters reporter said.

Indonesian police shot dead four suspected militants who were part of a bomb and gun attack in the capital, Jakarta, on Thursday and the area is being secured, a police spokesman said.

"We are sterilising the building from basement to top," Iqbal Kabid told reporters, explaining that a gunbattle between the attackers and police took place in a cinema that is in the same building as a Starbucks cafe that was attacked.

"We will declare the situation secure soon," he said.

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