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{UAH} Two huge explosions rock Brit tourist hotspot

Two huge explosions rock Brit tourist hotspot

TWO are dead after suspected suicide bombings rocked Brit tourist hotspot Jakarta, Indonesia.

Two bombs have rocked Jakarta in IndonesiaTWITTER

ATTACK: The scene of carnage in Jakarta, Indonesia

A suicide bomber is believed to have detonated a bomb at a bus station this evening in Kampung Melayu.

According to eyewitnesses in East Jakarta, a police officer was killed along with the bomber after two loud explosions were heard at about 9pm local time.

Five others were injured, it has been reported.

"There were two blasts at around 9pm, close to each other," police chief Andry Wibowo told TV station MetroTV.

"From the damage I can see the explosions were pretty big."

PT Trans Jakarta, the company that operates the bus terminal, said the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber, but this has not yet been confirmed by police.

Crowds gather at the scene of the explosionsTWITTER

HORROR: Crowds gather at the scene of the explosions

"The explosions were pretty big"

Police chief Andry Wibowo

Witnesses said the first and second blast occurred between five and 10 minutes apart near a bus stop and a parking area for motorcycles.

Horror photos and videos from the scene show what appear to be severed body parts at the bus stop.

This comes as a suicide bomber targeted Brits in Manchester – killing 22.

Around 280,000 Brits visit Indonesia every year.

Jakarta rocked by shootings, suicide attacks

The Foreign Office advise Brits to be wary of terror attacks in the country.

It says on its website: "Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Indonesia.

"Terrorist groups continue to plan attacks and have the capacity and intent to carry out these attacks at anytime and anywhere in the country."

Civilians are warned to stay away in JakartaTWITTER

DESTRUCTION: Civilians are warned to stay away after the bus station attack

It adds: "Types of attacks have included suicide bombing and small-arms fire, targeting public and crowded places.

"The threat from Islamist extremism remains high, though the Indonesian authorities continue to disrupt attack planning, including arresting alleged terrorists reportedly in the advanced stages of preparation."

Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.

It has long struggled with Islamic militancy and hundreds of radicals from the south east Asian state have flocked to fight with ISIS.

A gun and suicide attack in Jakarta left four attackers and four civilians dead in January last year.

Indonesia has suffered a numerous Islamic militant attacks in the past 15 years.

This includes the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

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