Explosions, Gunfire Rock Indonesia Capital: 4 Dead (1 Cop); 14 Gunmen, Suicide Bombers Involved (ISIS Suspected)

Tyler Durden's picture

Two months after the Paris explosions of November 13, it appears terrorism has struck again, this time in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta where moments ago, at least six bomb explosions, gunfire and casualties were reported (AFP is reporting three dead but this is unconfirmed), with at least one of the explosions taking place near the local UN office.


One witness claimed men on motorbikes threw grenades.

The moment of one of the explosions...



As AP reports,

A massive explosion rocked downtown Jakarta in front of a popular shopping mall on Thursday and an Associated Press reporter saw at least one dead body.


Gunshots were heard after the midmorning explosion in front of the Sarinah shopping mall and a police station. The area also has many luxury hotels, and offices and embassies, including the French.


It was not clear who was shooting but police had cordoned off the area, preventing reporters from going near the scene.


Witnesses said the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber, but there was no immediate confirmation of the claim.


Indonesia has been a victim of several bombing attacks in the past, claimed by Islamic militant groups.


The country has been on high alert after authorities said they had foiled a plot by Islamic militants to attack government officials, foreigners and others. About 150,000 police officers and soldiers were deployed during New Year's Eve to guard churches, airports and other public places.


More than 9,000 police were also deployed in Bali, the site of Indonesia's deadliest terror attack, which killed 202 people in 2002.


National Police spokesman Maj. Gen. Anton Charliyan said security is focused on anticipating attacks in vulnerable regions, including Jakarta.


On Tuesday, the jailed radical Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir appealed to an Indonesia court 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.

At least one police officer has been wounded:

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A UN Regional Representative is live-tweeting the horrific events...



As of this moment, the explosions appear to be yet another suicide bomber-driven terrorist attack, and we suspect it is only a matter of time before ISIS takes credit.


The local stocks have reacted dramatically:


And The Rupiah is tumbling...


A live feed of the event is available below:

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Tom Servo's picture

The hindus are at it again!!!


KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture



- donations to reverend moon?

- jews for Jesus?

- jehovah's witnesses?

- buddhism?

- Jerry's kids?

- Scientology?

- Nuclear Power?


OrangeJews's picture

Any time someone does this to regular people is fucked up and those people deserve to be dragged through the streets by their dick and balls... now a corrupt member of government... well... That's a hero.

turtle's picture



fuu's picture

Took 35 minutes for Indonesia to declare who was responsible.

NSFL: http://imgur.com/a/V4z43

Confused's picture

"Two months after the Paris explosions of November 13, it appears terrorism has struck again"

So I guess Istanbul doesn't count? :-P

Keyser's picture

And why would ISIS attack a predominately muslim country that professes to be neither Sunni or Shia?

Four chan's picture

because that is where the living are, and they are in the dead business.

StackShinyStuff's picture

Indonesia is too remote to provide an effective demonstration but we will deal with your rebel friends soon enough.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Allahu Akbar, baby!

Looks like Indonesia also has a "Muslim Problem", (which isn't hard considering they are the biggest Muslim state in the world). Say Indonesia, how's that "profit prophet plan" working out for you?

Islam is the cult of booty, and someone wants yours, Indonesia. Good luck with that.

847328_3527's picture

Indonesia already sensed trouble from its Muslims before hand:


Indonesia turns to China as ethnic Uighurs join would-be jihadis


Indonesian authorities are working with their counterparts in China to stem a flow of ethnic Uighur militants seeking to join Islamist jihadists in the world's most populous Muslim country, Indonesia's counter-terrorism chief said.


Saud Usman Nasution's comments come amid mounting concern in Indonesia about possible attacks by sympathizers of the Islamic State group and follows the arrest of 13 men across the island of Java, including a Muslim Uighur with a suicide-bomb vest.



kralizec's picture

Maybe Barry should go there and give his "Islam is a peaceful religion" speech...I'm sure that is just the elixir they need right now.

Eirik Magnus Larssen's picture

"why would ISIS attack a predominately muslim country that professes to be neither Sunni or Shia?"

A good question.

nmewn's picture

So its those damned Christian jihadists again.

I knew it! ;-)

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"why would ISIS attack a predominately muslim country that professes to be neither Sunni or Shia?"~

Islam is the cult of booty, and someone wants some of Indonesia's. And because Muslims tend to give other Muslims a pass when it comes to looking for Jihadis. Jihad is nothing but a booty raid or prepping a victim for an upcoming booty raid. Now it's Indonesia's turn.

It's Islam, stupid.

SunRise's picture

because people make up their minds and then they make up their reasons?

conscious being's picture

In the Empire of Chaos, everybody has to dance.

EddieLomax's picture

You have given the reason in your question, ISIS are Sunni Islam, and have a pure and straight forward reading of the Quran.

Therefore anyone who does not agree with their reading of the Quran is not a proper Muslim, because they are either doing things that are not allowed in the Quran, or not doing things the Quran tells them to.  To us Indonsesia might look like yet another bunch of Muslims, but to those religiously motivated they look like a collection of unbelievers with a scattering of heretics, hence they go to them and spread the word of Mohammed, just with guns and bombs rather than a sword like he used to use.

It is not radicalism that they are pushing, any more than saying that people have free speach based on a literal reading of the US constitution, all they offer is Islam.

The Wizard's picture

I wonder if the Green Hilton Agreement has anything to do with this? How does Indonesia play into all of this? Currency wars have been going on for centuries. I don't know much about the validity of this video but it is ineresting. Exactly who is controlling these ISIS characters?


The Wizard's picture
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Pool Shark's picture



"Really, Sam can't you do something about these terrorists?"

"It's my lunch hour."


From Terry Gilliam's Magnum Opus:




[Who would have thought that a member of Monty Python would have foreseen all of this over 30 years ago...]

DeadFred's picture

Clip-clop, clip-clop, Bang! Clip-clop, clip-clop. -What is it?

Another Amish rideby shooting.

Vicious people those Amish.

Fidel Sarcastro's picture

No TomServo.. white Christian Norweigans...or Catholic Mexicans... right?

NeDobreCuerrrrrva Muzzies

gaoptimize's picture

Seriously, Amish are pretty "extreme" by modern standards of religion and culture.  But I am blessed to live in an area with a large Amish population, with their Farmer's Markets and woodcraft.  Here are some things you do NOT see them doing:

- They do not participate in public education, but you never see them taking hostages and blowing up public schools

- They don't drive cars, but you don't see them setting fire to gas stations or blowing up roadway bridges

- They are devout Christians, reading from and memorizing much of the King James version of the Bible, but you don't see them taking hostages at hotels and executing those who can't recite passages from the Bible.

- They don't use electricity, but you never see them take down the power grid.

There is only one so called religion that uses violence and intimidation to force it's beliefs and supremacy on others - Islam, and it is time that the civilized world strip it of it's protection as a religion and recognize it for what it is: A violent ideology that must be eliminated or isolated.

OldPhart's picture

God damn, those fuckin Amish...using all that high tech shit: IED's, cell phones, social media and massive infiltration throughout the world!

We should do something about it!!




{no sarc tag is required, right?}

RafterManFMJ's picture

You fuckers run your mouth, but I live within a carriage ride of Amish country, and in these parts, you don't poke fun at the Amish lest you find a rough hewn kitchen table in your bed one morning. Or some fresh churned butter.

OldPhart's picture


Have to respect the Amish.  Keeping it real for the last four hundred years.

Baby Bladeface's picture

These not ordinary Amishes, these tropic island camel driver Amishes. And known for attacks suicide bomb rickshaws.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Your Research skills are showing, you halfwitt, do you suppose that the book has maintained two thousand yearsish for you personal entertainment ?but properly, you are the cleverest cunt ever and George (Catholic school) Carlin is the wise man ?

Fuck me sideways on a raft of Dolphins, you halfwit nigbag.

Knock and the door shall be opened, you have to knock !

It is not free, you have ASK, Seek and you shall find'.

Sadly though, i think you wear the mark of the constipated (above neck.)

C.S. Lewis is a nice read,get a bit. and i looked at your video, Please open your mind to at least consider the poss that you are Worm-Bait and it might behoove you to know truth.

Seek and you shall find or continue in pejudice, I will see you in the worm farm, later rather than sooner, Book of Ecclisiasties, nothing new under the Sun, Fu** man,open your eyes, it is more than you think, jump in a wasp nest,you might catch a real bit of wiz' tis tasty.

Soul Glow's picture

The population is 3/4 Muslim.

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

so you're saying a 'meteorite' landed? (or just another silly Rothschilds prank)?

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

The only thing compelling about Trump is who he selects as his running mate because if that running mate resembles Lyndon Johnson, you'll know the writing is on the wailing wall.

Soul Glow's picture

Is there a man resembling Johnson?  Because that mother fucker was ugly!

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

I'm a karate man! I'm referring to his INNER ugliness (but moreso the dynamic of the Bilderberger clay doll Johnson vs. JFK & how that conveniently played out)... But you wouldn't know that because you're a big Barry White lookin' MF lol

turtle's picture

Hilary might fit that Bill...

Iam_Silverman's picture

"Hilary might fit that Bill.."

After all those years of Bill fitting into Hillary.

MrCrackerJack's picture

She hasnt fit Bill since their daughter was concieved...

Iam_Silverman's picture

"The population is 3/4 Muslim."

So, is that like saying Obama is half black?  Wait, or is it that he's half white?

Tyrone Shoelaces's picture

Naw, it was the JV team again, whatever.

Get up early, go to the mall, and buy stuff.  Do not log on to the internet or watch CNBC or Foux Bidnezz.  It is your patriotic duty.


zjxn06's picture

Indonesia = world's largest muslim country = Archipeligo = Thousands of islands stretching over thousands of miles. Some islands very remote. Easy to come and go by small boat - unchecked. Perfect for jihadist to hide and train. 

Lived in Jakarta 2001-2003. Distinctly remember watching 9-11 attacks on CNN in our hotel room waiting to move into permanent housing.  Rode in a taxi where driver had photo of Osama Bin Laden hanging from rear view mirror.  Kids attended JIS (Jakarta International School). One of kid's teacher's - Aussie rugby player - was killed in Bali bombing. US Embassy identified a threat.  PLan to bomb school.  School was closed for weeks while they fortified it. Razor wire and and armed guards. No place for a kid to go to school.

Christian churches routinely bombed by mussie extremists. 

Only a matter of time before this happened.  More to come.



o r c k's picture

Somewhere else for the US to invade

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

didn't whatzisname live there? That half-black fascist fraud running the US? I keep trying to recall his name but I keep blanking out... something about a Wookie and a $100M bill for golf vacations....

Wulfkind's picture

Damn those Sikhs.......oh....wait.