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Indonesia: Jakarta Hotel Bombings Show Westerners Are Still Targets

By Larry Habegger | Permalink | 1 comment | July 22nd, 2009 | Trackback

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives in two Jakarta hotels popular with foreigners July 17. The bombings killed nine people, including the attackers, at the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels. The attacks were the first in Indonesia in four years and are a reminder that terrorism remains a threat despite the government’s success in apprehending and prosecuting terrorists in past attacks. They also confirm that Westerners and Western interests remain the targets. In the Marriott bombing, the attacker walked toward a conference room where a group of mostly foreign businesspeople were holding a breakfast meeting, while the Ritz-Carlton attacker targeted the busy breakfast restaurant.


Rayshelon | December 29th, 2011 at 10:58 pm
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Halulejlah! I needed this-you’re my savior.

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