Militants launched multiple terror attacks in central Jakarta on Thursday (14 January). Authorities reported six dead, including four of the attackers. The attackers set off explosions at a Starbucks cafe in a bustling shopping area in the Indonesian capital, and waged running gun-battles with police.

The Jakarta Globe is reporting that police are still looking for gunmen, with the local Metro TV saying there were 14 armed militants involved in the attack. This is the first major violence that Indonesia's capital has witnessed since the 2009 bombings of two hotels that killed seven people and injured more than 50.

The national intelligence agency chief, Sutiyoso, claimed that there was no indication that Islamic State (Isis) militants had carried out the attack, although the attacks came shortly after a threat by IS (Daesh) fighters that they were planning their next act of terrorism. The warning had Indonesia on edge for weeks over the threat posed by Islamist militants, with counter-terrorism police launching a crackdown on people with suspected links to IS.

Follow our ongoing coverage of the Jakarta attacks: Six dead as suicide bombs and running gun battles rock Indonesian capital

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Police chase suspects thought to be hiding at a cafe after a series of blasts hit the Indonesia capital JakartaIsmoyo/ Getty Images
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Indonesian police hold rifles while walking behind a car for protection in JakartaBeawiharta/ Reuters
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Indonesian police search for suspects after a series blasts hit JakartaOscar Siagian/ Getty Images
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Several hours after the attacks began, witnesses described hearing more gunfire and at least one more explosion – one of which was inside a Starbucks cafe. Indonesian President Joko Widodo has condemned the attacks, saying that "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. We all are grieving for the fallen victims of this incident."

He has urged the public not to be fearful and or speculate on who was behind the attack.

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A police armoured personnel carrier is seen parked near the scene of an attack in central Jakarta, IndonesiaDarren Whiteside/ Reuters
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Indonesian police search for suspects after a series blasts hit the Indonesian capitalOscar Siagian/ Getty Images
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An Indonesian policeman stands guard in front of a blast site at the Indonesia capital JakartaOscar Siagian/ Getty Images
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Indonesian policemen stands guard near the blast site after a series of explosions hit the Indonesia capitalOscar Siagian/ Getty Images
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Indonesian police secure the scene next to victims (C-in orange body bags) outside a traffic police outpost after a series of explosions hit central JakartaRomeo Gacad/ Getty Images
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Police and medics are seen near bodies at the scene of an explosion next to a police box in central JakartaDarren Whiteside/ Reuters
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Body bags cover victims outside a traffic police outpost as police secure the area after a series of explosions hit central JakartaRomeo Gacad/ Getty Images
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Police gather outside a restaurant near the scene of an attack in central Jakarta, IndonesiaBeawiharta/ Reuters
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An Indonesian policeman carries a dog while patrolling at Thamrin business district in JakartaBeawiharta/ Reuters
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Indonesian armed military patrol the area near cafe after a series of blasts hit Jakarta on January 14, 2016. An attack on Jakarta is over and no more perpertators are at large, police said on January 14, after gunfire and explosions left seven dead in the Indonesian capitalGetty
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Indonesia's chief security minister Luhut Pandjaitan (C) visits the site of an attack in central JakartaDarren Whiteside/ Reuters
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An Indonesian policeman holds a weapon while walking near a broken glass window from a Starbucks outlet in JakartaBeawiharta/ Reuters
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Indonesian policemen guard the blast site after a series of explosions hit the Indonesia capitalOscar Siagian/ Getty Images
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A view of the blast site after a series of explosions hit the Indonesia capitalOscar Siagian/ Getty Images
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Indonesian policemen investigate the blast site after a series of explosions hit the Indonesia capitalOscar Siagian/ Getty Images
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Military armoured personnel carriers are seen near the site of an attack in central JakartaDarren Whiteside/ Reuters
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A member of the police bomb squad unit approaches the scene of an explosion following an attack on a police box in central JakartaAgung Rajasa/ Reuters
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An Indonesian policeman wearing a protective bomb suit approaches bomb damaged traffic police outposts after a series of explosions hit central JakartaRomeo Gacad/ Getty Images
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Indonesian police commandos arrive near a damaged Starbucks coffee shop after a series of explosions hit central JakartaRomeo Gacad/ Getty Images
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Indonesian policemen stand guard at the entrance of a Jakarta theater, next to a Starbucks coffee shop after a series of explosions hit central JakartaAdek Berry/ Getty Images
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Indonesian armed police clear the area near a Starbucks after a series of blasts hit JakartaBay Ismoyo/ Getty Images