An explosion occurred in the National Monument complex in central Jakarta at approximately 07:05 (local time) on Tuesday, December 3. According to initial reports, at least two soldiers were wounded in the blast. Security forces are deploying into the area and traffic is being diverted on Jl. Merdeka Timur near the blast site. Additional roadblocks and vehicle searches may be conducted in the area. Details are still emerging.
Individuals in Jakarta are advised to avoid the area of the blast, monitor developments to the situation, report any suspicious activity or objects to the police, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.