Explosions, Gunfire Rock Jakarta, At Least 1 Killed

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A series of large explosions rocked Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, on Thursday morning. The Associated Press reports one blast was in front of a popular shopping mall, and there have been at least six other explosions as well as gunfire. At least one person is reported dead. The area of the mall blast contains many luxury hotels, offices and embassies. Police cordoned off the area and sounds of gunfire could be heard. ABC News reported Indonesia has been on high alert against threats by Islamic extremists after foiling a terror plot late last month.

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