Incident Summary:

01/14/2016: A suicide bomber detonated in a Starbucks Corporation cafe in Jakarta city, Jakarta province, Indonesia. Aside from the death of the bomber, at least one person was injured in the blast. This was one of three coordinated attacks in Jakarta on the same day. Jamaah Ansharut Daulah claimed responsibility for the incidents. However, authorities also arrested a Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) member in connection with the attacks.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Starbucks Corporation
Specific Description Cafe
Nationality of Target Indonesia
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Canada
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Weapon Details
A low-yield homemade explosives-laden belt was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Rais Karna.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jamaah Ansharut Daulah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"In Jakarta attack, plans meet militants' limitations," Reuters, January 15, 2016.
"Indonesian terrorist arrested," Malaya Business Insight, November 1, 2017.
"Closing ranks against the Islamic State," Today Online, January 26, 2016.