Military personnel injured in Jakarta explosion

An explosion on Tuesday morning in central Jakarta has injured two Indonesian military personnel.

Police suspect a smoke grenade exploded shortly after 7:00 a.m. at the National Monument complex in a central park.

Local media quote a police spokesperson as saying the two injured military personnel were exercising at the time. They are now being treated in hospital.

The park is a popular tourist destination featuring the National Monument, known as Monas, which symbolizes the country's independence. The presidential palace and major government offices are nearby.