Third civilian dies after DAESH terror attack in Jakarta

Death toll from DAESH terror attack in Indonesian capital Jakarta rises to eight, including five attackers

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

People walk near the site of this week's terrorist attack in central Jakarta, Indonesia on January 16, 2016

Another person has died from injuries sustained in last week's terror attack in Indonesia's capital, the media reported on Sunday, bringing the death toll to eight.

The gun and bomb attack on Thursday, which has been claimed by the DAESH terrorist organisation, injured around 30 in Jakarta's commercial district. Five of the attackers were among the dead.

"An employee at a nearby bank succumbed to injuries on Saturday," news website quoted Jakarta police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal as saying.

The previous death toll of seven includes two civilians - Canadian Amer Quali Taher and Jakarta resident Rico Hermawan - and the five attackers.

At least 26 people were also injured in the terror attacks, including foreigners from Algeria, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.

Jakarta police spokesperson Commissioner Mohammad Iqbal told reporters that all five of the attackers - aged between 25 and 42 - had been identified through their fingerprints.

Police later arrested 12 people linked to the Jakarta attack in raids across the country at the weekend, and found evidence the group had planned further attacks targeting security officials and foreigners in other cities like Bandung.

Neighbouring Malaysia also announced on Saturday that its police have arrested four suspected DAESH terrorists, one of them hours before a planned terror attack.

TRTWorld and agencies