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Starbucks Indonesia reopens stores after attack

Starbucks Indonesia has reopened stores today after yesterday’s terror attack on one cafe in downtown Jakarta.

In a statement, Starbucks head office in Seattle said it was “deeply saddened by the senseless act” that took place in Jakarta.

“Our hearts are with the people of Indonesia. Amidst the attack in Jakarta, initial reports are that an explosion took place close to our store in the Skyline building. One customer sustained injuries; our partners (employees) are all confirmed to be safe.”

The company said it would be business as usual today (Friday) as it works closely with local authorities and looks to them to provide further updates on what transpired as they learn more details.

“While this store will remain closed, based on the stabilisation of the situation being conveyed by local authorities, we will open all other stores in Jakarta and across Indonesia.”

The Starbucks cafe was one of three targets by Isis-linked terrorists in Indonesia’s capital city on Thursday. Two people lost their lives in the attacks, along with five suspected terrorists who either blew themselves up or were shot by police.

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