Terrorists bomb two Jakarta hotels in coordinated attack

July 17, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Terrorism has showed it’s ugly in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta again. A pair of powerful bombs exploded at two luxury hotels in an upscale business district Friday, killing at least eight people with 50 wounded. The coordinated attack targeted the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels, both popular with visiting international businessmen and thought to boast some of the tightest security in Jakarta.
The Marriott hotel was also attacked by a car bomb in 2003, when 12 died, but it has been more than three years since a major terrorist attack in Indonesia.  The al-Qaeda-linked group, Jemaah Islamiyah was blamed for the attack in 2003 and seems to be a main suspect in this attack.  Jakarta’s police chief says several suspects in the bombing of the Marriott were staying at the hotel, where un-detonated explosives were found after Friday’s twin explosions.


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3 Responses to “Terrorists bomb two Jakarta hotels in coordinated attack”

  1. Sri on July 17th, 2009 11:12 am

    Once again, terrorists have killed and wounded innocent people. My sympathies to the victims of these tragic attacks and their families. If you want to know more I have collected some good sites or articles (around 200) to get lots of latest information about Jakarta Bombings of 2009 at the Marriott and Ritz Carlton Hotels (covers the news, videos, pictures etc.,). Check the below link
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  2. Vernon Sanchez on July 17th, 2009 1:32 pm

    Its amazing this was first reported using Twitter….

  3. BLC on July 18th, 2009 12:30 am

    It’s CIA for sure. There is no such thing as al-Qaeda. It’ all american bullshit as the twin tower. We know now. Nobody have to be afraid. This is what they want.

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