Vanessa Chidrawi, a South African currently Jakarta, shared her knowledge of the alleged attacks.
Chidrawi said that, contrary to news reports citing suicide bombings, grenades were thrown at a police post near a shopping centre which resulted in a shootout.
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I've been advised to stay inside. People are nervous because they have their kids at school.— Vanessa Chidrawi, a South African currently in Jakarta
At least one international school has gone into lock down, and parents are really concerned.— Vanessa Chidrawi, a South African currently in Jakarta
This article first appeared on 702 : Alleged 'bomb blast' was grenade explosion, says South African in Jakarta