Jakarta blasts: Gunfight caught on video, police say 10 to 14 gunmen involved

Video of the gun battle between police and gunmen has surfaced online.
Video of the gun battle between police and gunmen has surfaced online.PHOTO: TWITTER

JAKARTA -Shots rang out in the centre of Jakarta as gunmen thought to be terrorists faced the police in a gunfight.

 

Up to six blasts were heard in the city near Sarinah shopping mall in the centre of the Indonesian capital on Thursday (Jan 14).

Police said 10 to 14 gunmen were involved. Some 100 police officers, dressed in SWAT attire, were seen gathering near the mall. 

Police snipers were deployed, according to media.

A video on social media showed the gun battle, and a suspected gunman firing away.

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