December 3, 2019 / 3:01 AM / 6 days ago

Apparent smoke grenade blast at Jakarta park injured two: police

Police tape cordon off an area following a blast at National Monument (Monas) complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An explosion on Tuesday in Indonesia’s National Monument park that injured two military personnel appeared to have been caused by a smoke grenade, Jakarta police chief Gatot Eddy Pramono told a televised news conference.

The two injured officers were doing exercises in the park at the time, Jakarta military chief Eko Margiyono added.

Asked if the blast was the result of an attack, Pramono responded, “We haven’t concluded so, because we’re still investigating.”

Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo, Tabita Diela, Stanley Widianto and Fransiska Nangoy; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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