Death toll rises to 6 in Jakarta bombings

July 17, 2009 05:40

Six people were killed in a pair of powerful blasts in downtown Jakarta on Friday morning, police and hospital officials said. The explosions at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels blew out windows and scattered debris and glass across the street. Dr. Cahyonod of the Jakarta Hospital said six people were killed in the bombings. 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.

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