Indonesia: 'Terrorist network' member arrested following Bandung city blast

The attacker has been captured by the police after a standoff lasting about an hour.

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Indonesian police exchanged gunfire with an attacker after a reported bomb explosion in a government building in the city of Bandung on Monday. "We're currently in the government office. There was information from the people that there was bomb explosion," Yusri Yunus, West Java police spokesman, told Reuters.

Several TV footage, which was recorded from outside the building in West Java, showed clips in which the exchange of gunfire could be heard clearly. The footage also showed that a part of the building was set on fire.

Reports said that no one was wounded in the assault in the major city, which police said was linked to a "terrorist network". The attacker was captured after a standoff lasting about an hour. The authorities said the bomb was constructed out of a pressure cooker.

Anton Charliyan, the local police chief said that everyone was evacuated from the building. "We tried to negotiate but instead the perpetrator tried to burn (the place)," he told local TV station MetroTV.

"He's from a terrorist network," he added, without revealing any further details.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, has long struggled with Islamic militancy and was hit by series of attacks in the past 15 years, including the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. In recent years, a series of attacks and failed plots have been linked to IS supporters in Indonesia.