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Indonesian president condemns deadly Jakarta attack

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 01:01

Indonesian President Joko Widodo condemns the attack in Jakarta that killed at least six people. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the public to be calm following a series of explosions and gunfire in Jakarta on Thursday (January 14) that killed at least six people. Militants launched a gun and bomb assault in the centre of the Indonesian capital in an attack that followed a threat by Islamic State fighters to put the country in their "spotlight", police said. Indonesian police on Thursday arrested four suspected militants believed to have been involved. He urged the public not to be fearful and or to speculate about who was behind the attack. "We condemn these attacks that have disturbed the peace of society, and we want to spread this message to the nation and society. I ordered the authorities to catch those responsible for the attacks and even those out there that are involved in this. We as a country, we should not be frightened by what has happened, this attack. We should stay calm because everything will be under control," he said. Widodo was not in Jakarta when the attack unfolded but cut short his trip to return to the capital.

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Indonesian president condemns deadly Jakarta attack

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 01:01