Jakarta attack toll rises to 8: police

A woman offers flowers during a vigil outside the damaged Starbucks coffee shop in Jakarta on January 15, 2016, a day after a series of explosions hit the Indonesian capitalThe death toll in the Jakarta extremist attack has risen to eight, including four civilian victims and four militants, after a wounded Indonesian bystander died overnight, police said Sunday. The coordinated bomb and gun attack along the capital’s central thoroughfare has been claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group. Indonesian authorities blame it on an IS faction made up primarily of Malay-speaking Indonesians and Malaysians involved in the extremist group’s ruthless fight for a self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

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