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2 hotels bombed in Jakarta. AP reports minimum 9 dead, 50 wounded

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/16/indonesia.hotel.explosion/index.html

    Marriott and Ritz-Carlton.

    1stADD: 6 dead, 29 wounded per AP. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090717/ap_on_re_as/as_indonesia_explosions_6

    CNN reports at least 50 wounded.

    2ndADD: Latest AP writethru repeats the 50 wounded number ... 3rdADD: and raises the number of dead to 9.
     
  2. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    Re: 2 hotels bombed in Jakarta. CNN reports minimum 6 dead

    I have a distant friend who lives in Jakarta. Said she was on the way to work when it happened. Fortunately, she is OK. But she is clearly upset. Said the bomb was near her office.
     
  3. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    That country has been through so much in the last five years.
     
  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    TrooperBari report to this thread.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No shit...
     
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    My first thought when I heard it on the radio. Hope he's OK.
     
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I hope he reports soon, too. I'm worried.
     
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    He's posted over on the soccer thread since this was started.
     
  9. TrooperBari

    TrooperBari Active Member

    It's very kind of you to think of me. Thanks, folks — flustered as all hell, but physically OK.

    For those who don't know, the two hotels that were bombed were to house Manchester United and the Indonesian All-Stars for their exhibition match on Monday. United is still in Kuala Lumpur (they play there on Saturday), and the Indonesian team only missed the blast because they decided to skip breakfast and head straight to the training ground. The match, as you would expect, has been called off.

    If I had to guess, I'd say Jemaah Islamiyah was behind this, but there's been no claim of responsibility yet. Another desperate grab for attention while SBY's government keeps up its reforming push.

    As you can imagine, the newsroom is buzzing.
    http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/
     
  10. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    TB: Glad to know you are OK.

    I can only imagine what that atmosphere must be like.

    Be safe.
     
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Good to hear from you, Bari. Hang in there.
     
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Busted.<blockquote>JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian police hunting the terrorists behind last month's attacks on hotels in the capital raided one house and besieged another Saturday, killing two suspected militants, arresting five and seizing explosives and a car bomb, a senior officer said.

    The developments appeared to be the first major break in the investigations into the attacks, which killed nine people and broke a four-year gap in terror strikes in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.</blockquote>http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090808/ap_on_re_as/as_indonesia_terror_suspect_12
     
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