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Old 10-02-2005, 12:10 AM   #1
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2 explosions in Bali - 32 killed so far


Deadly blasts rip through Bali
October 2, 2005 - 2:18PM

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Emergency ... an unidentified woman is rushed to a hospital after suffering injuries in the blast.
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· Three Australians among 25 dead
· Suicide bombers suspected
· Telstra offers rebates for relatives
· Muslims condemn "heinous" attack
· Australian wounded to be evacuated
· Special flights to operate
· Downer warns of more attacks
· World condemns attacks

Twenty-five people were dead, including three Australians, after terrorist bombs exploded overnight in three packed tourist restaurants on the Indonesian island of Bali, just days before the third anniversary of the nightclub attacks there.

Officials at Sanglah Hospital said the three Australians were a teenager from Perth, a woman from Newcastle and a man whose hometown was not listed. Nineteen Australians were among more than 100 people wounded in the attacks.

At least two Australian men were being evacuated to Singapore with serious shrapnel wounds and five Australians are listed as missing .

Police said two explosions ripped through beach-side seafood restaurants 100 metres apart in the fishing village of Jimbaran during the evening meal.

AdvertisementMinutes later witnesses said at least one blast tore through the Raja restaurant 30 kilometres away in the shopping district of Kuta, the scene of the 2002 bombings which left 202 people dead, including 88 Australians.

The Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, has confirmed the death of a 16-year-old Australian boy. Australian authorities have yet to confirm the deaths of two other Australians.

Australia believes Jemaah Islamiah is likely responsible for the latest string of attacks - the same group blamed for the 2002 bombings.

Suicide bombers suspected
A top Indonesian anti-terror official said today three suicide bombers carried out attacks on three crowded restaurants on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

He said two Malaysian fugitives Azahari Husin and Norodin Mohammed Top were suspected of masterminding the strikes.

Major-General Ansyaad Mbai said said the three attackers went into the packed restaurants on last night wearing explosive vests. The remains of their bodies were found at the scenes, he said.

"I have seen them. All that is left is their head and feet," he said.

"By the evidence we can conclude the bombers were carrying the explosives around their waists."

Malaysians Azahari bin Husin and Noordin Top have been on Indonesia's most wanted lists since the Bali attacks in 2002.

The two - alleged to be key members of the al-Qaeda linked Jemaah Islamiah terror group - were accused of orchestrating those blasts and two others in the Indonesian capital in 2003 and 2004.

Those attacks also involved suicide bombers.

"The modus operandi of Saturday's attacks is the same as the earlier ones," said Mbai.

"We suspect [Husin and Top] were behind this."

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Old 10-02-2005, 12:55 AM   #2
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I was watching Jana going over about this on the tvs at the gym

Are the others Balinese?

I wish all the bombings world wide would stop, now. I've had enough.

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I heard about the one that took place earlier yesterday. Are these newer ones?
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:36 AM   #4
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I think there's many nationalities involved, it sounds like a few were locals/Indonesian, beli.

Not sure Miss V. I heard about this earlier this morning, reported to have happened during our night time but I dont think there were others.
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...and 2000 years of religious hatred continues.
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:17 AM   #6
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Careful, Halifax. Yes, the leaders of various conflict parties often refer to past events to cloak the conflict in history and justify their actions. And yes, many in the conflict parties believe it. But most often, the actual issues they're pissed about are quite "now".
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:26 AM   #7
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i dont think people will rush back to holiday there now.
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:33 AM   #8
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John Howard and Downer said these attacks are because the terroists want to undermine the Indonesian government and if they kill a few tourists as well then thats a bonus. They also don't want tourists in Bali because they want an Islamic State.

These people are animals, killing more Australians. After all that we've done for Indonesia.
I suppose they will blame us again for being in Iraq, the Terroists will blame anyone but themselves for there own warped way of thinking.
These people are taught to hate the minute that they are born.
I feel sorry for the people caught up in this again.
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what's sad is that things like this have lost their shock-value.
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thanks for posting this Anna

that's awful
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i am so, so sorry for all involved and affected.

just horrible.
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Originally posted by mucho traffico
i dont think people will rush back to holiday there now.
Just come back from the pub, chatting with my mate who says he will still go this christmas ( has planned this trip for 3 months).
It doesnt matter where you are, if your time is up......i could have been hit by a car on my way home from the pub.....i could go down to the kitchen now and choke on a peanut......the only place i wouldnt visit right now is Iraq......(and i would of pre-coalition of the 'willing')
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They're killing their own people, hurting their own economy... It's so senseless. I don't know what to say. Bali is a beautiful place.


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