Indonesian police shot dead four suspected militants who were part of a bomb and gun attack in the capital, Jakarta, on Thursday and the area is being secured, a police spokesman said.
One policeman and three civilians were killed, and two other policemen were injured after gunmen attacked a traffic police post near a shopping mall here on Thursday, national police spokesman, Brigadier General Anton Charliyan told reporters.
Another explosion was heard near a central Jakarta building attacked by militants on Thursday, a Reuters reporter said.
The first two weeks of the new year have seen new military developments in the region, including the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
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China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have maintained close communication on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday.
As Seoul announced on Wednesday it was considering deploying the THAAD advance missile defense system, Beijing responded that "hopefully relevant countries will act cautiously and properly to tackle the issue".
The Republic of Korea's military fired warning shots at a drone flying across the border from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday urged Japan to play its role in implementing the bilateral agreement on Japan's wartime sex slavery of Korean women during World War II.
The Republic of Korea's President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday urged different responses from the international society to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's fourth nuclear test.
An Australian police officer and a security guard are in a critical but stable conditions after an alleged confrontation with a man who was threatening doctors with scissors at a local hospital.