IS claims responsibility for Jakarta attack

Jakarta: Islamic terrorist organization Islamic State has claimed the responsibility for terror attacks that struck the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Thursday, killing seven people including five terrorists and two civilians.

The group while claiming the responsibility for the attack said that the attack was carried out by the “soldiers of the caliphate in Indonesia”, who targeted a gathering from the “crusader alliance”, referring to the US-led anti-IS alliance.

According to reports, Jakarta police said that the attack was carried out by an Indonesian extremist network, which has links to IS in Syria.

Meanwhile, UN secretary general Ban-ki-Moon has condemned the attacks saying that “there is absolutely no justification” for such acts of terrorism.

Expressing his solidarity with the Government and people of Indonesia he hoped that the “perpetrators of the attacks will be swiftly brought to justice.”

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