At least 2 explosions at bus terminal in East Jakarta; several injured

Police officers clear the scene after an explosion near a bus stop in the Kampung Melayu area of Jakarta

Police officers clear the scene after an explosion near a bus stop in the Kampung Melayu area of Jakarta

Two suspected suicide bombings near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital Wednesday night killed three policemen and injured ten other people, including five officers, police said.

A gun and suicide attack in the capital Jakarta left four attackers and four civilians dead in January past year, and was the first assault claimed by IS in Southeast Asia.

Jokowi said he has ordered police to "thoroughly investigate the networks of the perpetrators and hunt them to the roots because the attack was already outrageous".

President Joko Widodo appealed for calm after two suicide attackers unleashed carnage outside the terminal late yesterday, sending huge clouds of black smoke into the sky and panicked people fleeing.

Police have identified the bombers as Ichwanul Nurul Salam, 40, and Ahmad Sukri, 32, both from West Java province, said Col. Arif Makhfudiharto, chief of the West Java anti-terror squad.

Meanwhile, Umar said all three deceased police officers, all of whom were second brigades, would be given posthumous promotions to first brigades. A new threat has emerged in the past several years from extremists who sympathize with the Islamic State group.

He was referring to the suicide bombing that killed 22 people in a crowded concert hall in the British city of Manchester this week. In the Philippines, troops are locked in intense battles with Islamist militants who rampaged through the mainly Muslim city of Marawi.

On Wednesday night, heavily armed police cordoned off the area around the bus station with tape to hold back hundreds of onlookers while bomb disposal officers with protective suits examined the area.

Human body parts - including a severed head - and shattered glass were strewn across the road following the attack, which happened as police were helping to secure a parade by a local group.

Wasisto said the bombs were believed to be made out of pressure cookers.

Witness Rohimat told detik.com: "It was at the Kampung Melayu Terminal".

Muslim-majority Indonesia has carried out a sustained crackdown on militants since the 2002 Bali bombings by al-Qaida-affiliated radicals that killed 202 people.

A sustained crackdown weakened the most risky networks but the emergence of IS has proved a potent new rallying cry for radicals, hundreds of whom flocked overseas to fight with the jihadists.

Indonesia has suffered a series of mostly low-level attacks by Islamic State sympathisers in the last 17 months.

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