Militants strike Jakarta, killing 2 as authorities probe Islamic State reach into Asia

{Washington Post} Militants staged suicide bombings and opened fire in Indonesia’s capital on Thursday in possible attempts by Islamic State followers to stage a Paris-style rampage through the teeming streets of Jakarta. Five attackers were among the seven dead.

A spokesman for Indonesia’s national police, Maj. Gen. Anton Charilyan, said the assailants had been identified and were “affiliated” with the Islamic State — possibly linked to an Indonesian group that has sent volunteers to fight in Syria. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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