Singapore, Malaysia Call on Their Expatriates in Indonesia to be Extra Vigilant

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM — A deadly suicide bombing in the Indonesian capital has been linked to Islamic State, adding to a growing body of evidence that the Middle East-based terrorist group is making inroads into Muslim-majority areas of Southeast Asia.

National police spokesman Awi Setiyono said Islamic State was linked to the attack at a busy bus terminal in Jakarta late Wednesday but declined to explain further the exact role the group played in the attack. Two male suicide bombers killed themselves and three police officers in two explosions, and injured six officers and five civilians, police said.

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