Islamic State claims Jakarta attack that killed 3 policemen, wounded 12 others

Police investigators examine the scene of an explosion at a bus station in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta, Indonesia May 25, 2017. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Cairo Governorate, Egypt May 26, 2017, 03.22 AM (IST)

Islamic State clamed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday.

"The executor of the attack on the Indonesian police gathering in Jakarta was an Islamic State fighter," 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)

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The attack was Indonesia's deadliest since January 2016 when suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the capital