A man holds a placard that reads "Stop terrorists" in Jakarta. Photo: ReutersA man holds a placard that reads "Stop terrorists" in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
A man holds a placard that reads "Stop terrorists" in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters

Jakarta attack highlights expanding jihadist threat but leadership struggle remains obstacle to even greater influence

Islamic State has accepted allegiances from jihadis in Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia but has yet to formally recognise any radical groups in Southeast Asia.

Topic |   Jakarta bombing
A man holds a placard that reads "Stop terrorists" in Jakarta. Photo: ReutersA man holds a placard that reads "Stop terrorists" in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
A man holds a placard that reads "Stop terrorists" in Jakarta. Photo: Reuters
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