July 6, 2020, 03.40 PM

“I saw two unidentified men on a motorcycle. One of them threw a black plastic bag [at the Mitsubishi Pajero], then drove off,” eyewtness Hasan told state news agency Antara.

“The explosion occurred soon after. It was louder than a firecracker. But it caused no visible fires, though the owner doused the car with a fire extinguisher.

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“I heard [an] explosion,” recalled Joko to mediaoutlet wartakotalive.com.

“It was loud enough to set off car alarms within a 10-meter radius.” The police are still questioning Hasan, Joko and other witnesses, as well as the damaged car’s owner.

"We are withholding his identity," Heru said of the car owner, adding that police will continue to investigate and try to determine the motives of the suspects.

Terrorists have targeted Jakarta a number of times over the past 20 years, with the most recent attack occurring in 2017.

Menteng itself was last hit by a terrorist attack in 2000, when a car bomb exploded before the Philippine consulate. The bombing killed two people and injured 21 others. 

(Writers: Nursita Sari, Rindi Nuris Velarosdela | Editors: Nursita Sari, Sabrina Asril, Sandro Gatra)

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