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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Jakarta Bus Station Attacks

Police investigate the scene of explosion at a bus station in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, Indonesia.  Credit : Antara Foto/Sigid Kurniawan/ via Reuters

Cairo : ISIS claimed responsibility for the Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday, May 24.

“The executor of the attack on the Indonesian police gathering in Jakarta was an Islamic Statefighter,” the group’s news agency Amaq said.

The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed, four of them attackers, after suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the capital.

(Reuters)