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Jakarta Attacks: Pictures Capture Militant Casually Strolling The Streets In Jeans, Cap And Pistol, Before Death

14/01/2016 13:15 GMT | Updated 14/01/2016 13:59 GMT
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Pictures have emerged showing one of five militants behind Thursday's terror attacks in Jakarta strolling the streets in loose fitting jeans and cap, casually pointing a pistol at crowds who flee for cover.

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Pictures show Jakarta terrorist strolling the streets

Five of the terrorists, who are believed to be linked to Islamic State, were killed during what police have described as a Paris attack "imitation" plot on Indonesia's capital.

Two civilians also lost their lives, as the militants set off six bombs and 10 further victims were injured. Two of the militants were caught on video blowing themselves up.

Bombs were detonated near Starbucks cafe and the Sarinah shopping mall near the presidential palace and a number of gun-fights. Other explosives were set up near the United Nations offices in central Jakarta, along with three others in the Cikni, Silpi and Kuningan neighbourhoods, near the Turkish and Pakistani embassies.

In the last picture in the series the gunman is pictured, circled, in the left corner of the image. He is dead and laying next to a mat where some of the weapons used in the attack - dubbed a toolkit of terror - have been displayed by authorities. They include a pistol, homemade grenades, a bomb and a car battery.

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General Anton Charilyan, a national police spokesman, said the attacks involved an unknown number of assailants with grenades and guns.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack on Thamrin Street, however, Aamaq, a news agency affiliated with IS, quoted an unidentified source as saying the militant group was responsible.

"A source to Aamaq: Fighters from the Islamic State carried out this morning an armed attack that targeted foreigners and the security forces tasked with protecting them in the Indonesian capital Jakarta," it said.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on local television: "This act is clearly aimed at disturbing public order and spreading terror among people."

Pictures show Jakarta terrorist strolling the streets