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Friday, July 17, 2009

Bombs Explode At 2 Hotels In Indonesia

News By Yahoo.com

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Police and hospital officials say six people have been killed and at least 18 injured in a pair of powerful blasts in downtown Jakarta.

Dr. Cahyonod at the Jakarta Hospital said six people were killed in explosions at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels Friday morning.

The blasts blew out windows and scattered debris and glass across the street.

Police spokesman Col. Chrinanda Dwilaksana also put the death toll at six.

The Marriott hotel was attacked in 2003, when 12 died.

Southeast Asian terror network Jemaah Islamiyah was blamed in that blast, but there has been a massive crackdown by anti-terror officials, and it has been more than three years since a major terrorist attack in Indonesia and the network.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Bombs exploded at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels in the Indonesian capital on Friday, ripping the facade off the Ritz and killing at least four foreigners, police said.

The head of the Health Ministry crisis center, Rustam Pakaya, said at least two people were seriously injured, including one New Zealander. One hospital emergency room said it was already treating 15 people.

South Jakarta police Col. Firman Bundi confirmed that four foreigners were killed in the blasts at the neighboring hotels in an upscale Jakarta neighborhood.

Debris and shattered glass littered the street outside, and ambulances were being shuttled into the area.

Alex Asmasubrata, who was jogging by the hotels, said he first heard a loud explosion at the Marriott. Five minutes later, a bomb followed at the Ritz. He saw four bodies inside the Marriott, including one with its stomach blown out.

The Marriott hotel was attacked in 2003, when 12 died. Southeast Asian terror network Jemaah Islamiyah was blamed in that blast.


* Stacy ada kat Jakarta skrg.... and tatau plak dier duk hotel mana... aisehman.. risau risau..

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