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Explosions at Indonesian army munitions depot

Photo: AFP The first explosion was heard around 6 p.m. in an expired ammunition depot at a military complex. Pictured are Indonesian soldiers participating in a roll call ceremony, February 1, 2024.

France Media Agency in Jakarta

1:52 p.m.

  • Asia

Multiple explosions rocked a military munitions warehouse in Indonesia on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta on Saturday, the army said, with no immediate reports of casualties.

The first explosion was heard around 6:00 p.m. (11:00 GMT) at a depot used to store expired ammunition inside a military compound in West Java, near from Jakarta.

“At 6:05 p.m., smoke was seen in a warehouse and explosions occurred,” Jakarta city military chief Mohamad Hasan said in a televised news conference.

The fire ravaged the warehouse and authorities evacuated nearby residents to safer areas, the military leader added.

“We assure you that there are no deaths at the moment, but we cannot enter the site because there are still minor explosions,” he said. he explained.

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