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Indonesian president on blasts: We will not be defeated

/ 02:24 PM January 14, 2016
Smoke billows from an explosion in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Suicide bombers exploded themselves in downtown Jakarta on Thursday while gunmen attacked a police post nearby, a witness told The Associated Press. Local television reported more explosions in other parts of the city. (Christian Hubel via AP)

Smoke billows from an explosion in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Suicide bombers exploded themselves in downtown Jakarta on Thursday while gunmen attacked a police post nearby, a witness told The Associated Press. Local television reported more explosions in other parts of the city. (Christian Hubel via AP)

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday said multiple blasts that hit Jakarta, killing at least four people, were “acts of terror”.

“Our nation and our people should not be afraid, we will not be defeated by these acts of terror, I hope the public stay calm,” he said on TV station MetroTV.

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“We all are grieving for the fallen victims of this incident, but we also condemn the act that has disturbed the security and peace and spread terror among our people.”

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