By Rachel Harvey
BBC correspondent in Jakarta
in Indonesia have released dramatic pictures of the bomb attack on
the Australian embassy in Jakarta.
People are seen running in panic amid the smoke
The CCTV footage shows the white mini van believed to have been
carrying the explosives approach the embassy.
The images - taken from cameras at the scene and released by the
Indonesian police - then catch the moment of the blast itself.
Nine people were killed and more than 180 were injured in
Thursday's explosion in the Indonesian capital.
The pictures were taken by security cameras on two separate
buildings close to the Australian embassy.
The white van is shown moving slowly on the opposite side of the
road to the embassy.
The driver appears to have then made a u-turn as a short time
later the van is picked up again on the second camera moving back
towards its target.
And then the moment of the explosion. Smoke and dust fills the
screen, but the camera is still recording.
About 20 seconds later, the smoke clears to reveal figures
running in panic as debris falls from the sky.
The chilling pictures have been broadcast repeatedly on
The footage was shown during a press conference given by
Indonesia's police chief, Dai Bachtiar, who said his men were
powerless to prevent this sort of attack.
General Bachtiar also confirmed reports that two senior militant
leaders, wanted in connection with the Bali nightclub bombings two
years ago, are thought to have spent the past few months recruiting
new volunteers for suicide missions in Indonesia.
The two men are believed to have rented a house on the outskirts
of Jakarta near the international airport as recently as July.
But when police raided the property they had already fled.
Traces of TNT and sulphur were found in the house. The same
chemicals have also been found at the site of Thursday's explosion.
Indonesian and Australian police are now warning that the threat
of further attacks remains very real.