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14 Nov 2019 | 11:53 AM UTC

Indonesia: Heightened security measures in Jakarta and airports November 14 /update 1

Indonesia News Alert

Medan bombing prompts heightened security measures in Jakarta and in 19 airports November 14; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Medan, Indonesia

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Event

Heightened security measures have been implemented in Jakarta and airports nationwide on Thursday, November 14, following a suicide bombing in Medan (North Sumatra) on Wednesday, November 13.

Security measures have been increased at all 19 airports operated by the state-owned airport services company Angkasa Pura II, located mostly in the western part of the country. The measures include deployment of additional security forces and random vehicle checks in the vicinity of the airports.

No flight disruptions were reported. A heightened security presence, along with an increased wait time at checkpoints, are anticipated at airports nationwide in the coming weeks.

Context

A suicide bombing targeting police headquarters have wounded five police officers and one civilian in Medan on November 13.

Advice

Individuals in Indonesia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, expect heightened screening and other security measures and longer wait times at airports, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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