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Starbucks in Jakarta Struck by Suicide Bombers

Two bystanders were killed, and another is reportedly "fighting for his life."

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Terrorists struck the Indonesian capital today, detonating multiple suicide bombs and firing handguns outside of a Starbucks in downtown Jakarta. According to the Associated Press, all five attackers and two others were killed.

A Dutch man who was injured while patronizing the Starbucks is still reportedly "fighting for his life." The Chicago Tribune reports the two bystanders killed were a Canadian and an Indonesian.

Starbucks released the following statement early this morning:

We are deeply saddened by the senseless act that has taken place in Jakarta; our hearts are with the people of Indonesia. Amidst the attack in Jakarta, initial reports are that an explosion took place close to our store in the Skyline building. One customer sustained injuries; our partners (employees) are all confirmed to be safe. While this store will remain closed, based on the stabilization of the situation being conveyed by local authorities, we will open all other stores in Jakarta and across Indonesia tomorrow (January 15, local time). We are continuing to monitor this situation closely, and will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Per the Associated Press, an Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. While police say they "imitated" the recent terror strike in Paris, "the casualties were relatively few compared to the mayhem and carnage caused by" the November attacks that targeted a concert venue and multiple restaurants.

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