ISIL has not yet issued a communique claiming responsibility for the attack, however.

The explosions took place near a United Nations office, a UN representative tweeted:

United Nations employees also tweeted graphic photos of the aftermath of the explosion that showed several bodies lying in the street.

“We should not be afraid and defeated by acts of terror like this,” said Indonesian president Joko Widodo following the attack.

Last month an Indonesian anti-terror unit thwarted bomb attacks planned for the Christmas and New Year’s Eve period in Jakarta. They arrested nine individuals with links to ISIL in raids taking place across the nation’s main island of Java. Authorities warned Indonesians to remain wary of possible terrorist attacks.

Starbucks issued a statement after the attack saying, “One customer sustained injuries and was treated on the scene; our partners (employees) are all confirmed to be safe. This store and all other Starbucks stores in Jakarta will remain closed, out of an abundance of caution, until further notice.”

Police secured the area after the attack.

Officers on guard outside the targeted Starbucks.
Officers on guard outside the targeted Starbucks.
Image: AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim

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