Suicide bombers kill 3 policemen

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Two blasts, just five minutes apart, rocked the Jakarta’s Kampung Melayu terminal, killing three Indonesian police officers and injuring at least 10 people. The two blasts were carried out by two male suicide bombers, as confirmed after examining the scene.

Indonesia has suffered a series of mostly low-level attacks by Islamic State sympathizers in the last 17 months.

The explosives had been packed in pressure cookers, similar to that used by the lone attacker in Bandung in February.

Authorities believe that more than 400 Indonesian people have joined the IS group, and might pose a more lethal threat to the country.

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Please pray for dead and speedy recovery for the injured.

The King visits Indonesia

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King Salman visited Indonesia’s capitalĀ Jakarta on March 1st. This is a first visit by a Saudi Arabian King to the country after 47 years.

As expected, the King was accompanied by about 1,000 people, including princes and ministers, and was welcomed by President Joko Widodo and a guard of honor. The King also brought 459 tons of equipment including Mercedes limousines and escalators for the King to disembark from the plane.

Business deals could be announced, and a series of cooperation memoranda are also set to be signed on issues ranging from security, to health and education during the three-day visit to Jakarta. Indonesia will also seek approval to send more citizens to the annual hajj pilgrimage in western Saudi Arabia.

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