11:11 GMT11 April 2021
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    Explosions Hit Indonesian Capital of Jakarta (22)
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    Several gunmen, having carried out a series of attacks in the center of Jakarta, are still hiding in a cinema, with many people believed to be inside, media reported Thursday.

    Earlier in the day, at least six people were killed in a series of explosions in the Indonesian capital after around 10-15 gunmen entered the downtown area on motorcycles, carrying rifles and explosives.

    "It is believed that several gunmen are currently hiding in the Jakarta Theatre, a cinema near the affected area. A lot people are believed to be still inside. Police has the building surrounded," Al Jazeera’s reporter Step Vaessen said.

    According to the journalist, there were at least six explosions which were likely to have been targeting the police.

    ​​Three policemen and three civilians were among those killed. Several gunmen were captured by the police, the media outlet reported.

    One of the attacks is believed to have been carried out by a suicide bomber targeting a police post.

    Explosions Hit Indonesian Capital of Jakarta (22)
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