Dutch UN official’s injuries stabilized after Jakarta attack

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Indonesia's anti-terror unit arrives at scene of Jakarta bombings, Jan 14th, 2016 (Photo: @JeffersonObama/Twitter)Indonesia's anti-terror unit arrives at scene of Jakarta bombings, Jan 14th, 2016 (Photo: @JeffersonObama/Twitter)

Johan Kieft, the Dutch United Nations official who was seriously injured in the terrorist attacks in Jakarta on Thursday, is no longer in life threatening danger. He will be transferred to a hospital in Singapore once his condition allows it, his family announced, broadcaster NOS reports.

A family member told RTL Nieuws on Thursday that Kieft underwent a successful surgery to remove hand grenade shards from his head.

Terrorist organization Islamic State claimed the attack, stating that foreigners and security forces were the target. According to NOS, the attack was likely carried out by an Indonesian terrorist group with ties to ISIS.

Seven people were killed in the attack, including five terrorists, and 19 were injured. The police arrested a total of seven suspects.

 

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