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UPDATE: no claims of responsibility in deadly Jakarta bombings


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- There have been no claims of responsibility for deadly bombings at two American luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital, but analysts say it's likely the suicide attackers came from Jemaah Islamiyah, which has links to al-Qaida.

Investigators say the bombings killed eight people and wounded more than 50. At least 18 foreigners are believed to be among the dead and injured. The U.S. says several of its citizens were injured.

Indonesia's president is blaming a "terrorist group" and is vowing to arrest those responsible. He also suggested the bombings, the first terror attacks in Indonesia in four years, are related to next week's national election.

Police say the attackers acted as guests at the hotels before detonating their explosives. They say the attack on the J.W. Marriott was carried out on the 18th floor. That blast went off first, followed moments later by a bombing at the Ritz-Carlton.


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's national police chief says two suicide bombers carried out the attacks on Jakarta's luxury hotels.

National police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri says police are hunting for other culprits responsible for the twin blasts Friday at the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton.

He says forensic experts are also trying to identify the remains of the suicide bombers as well as four unidentified bodies.

Police say at least eight people have been killed and more than 50 people wounded including 18 foreigners. Two Australians and a New Zealander are believed to be among the dead.


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Jakarta's police chief says several suspects in the bombing of the Marriott were staying at the hotel.

Maj. Gen. Wahyono said the suspects stayed on the 18th floor of the hotel where un-detonated explosives were found after Friday's twin explosions at the J.W. Marriott and neighboring Ritz-Carlton.

Wahyono told reporters, "There were several perpetrators."

"They were disguised as guests and stayed in room 1808."

He said the attacks killed 8 and wounded 50, including 18 foreigners. Earlier the security minister said nine people died, but that number was later revised by authorities.

It was the first major terror strike in Indonesia since three suicide bombers hit restaurants on the resort island of Bali nearly four years ago.


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's president says authorities will arrest the terrorists responsible for twin attacks on luxury hotels that killed 9 and wounded 50.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono spoke Friday after powerful blasts at the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta shook the country. It has been almost four years since a major attack in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

He said, "This action was carried out by a terrorist group, though it is too early to say if it is the same network" responsible for a series of bombings in Indonesia in recent years, Jemaah Islamiyah.

"Those who carried out this attack and those who planned it will be arrested and tried according to the law," he said in a televised address to the nation.


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A senior lawmaker says there are "indications" suicide attackers carried out the twin bombings on hotels in downtown Jakarta that killed nine and wounded 50.

Theo Sambuaga, chairman of the parliamentary security commission, said "there are indications of suicide bombs" at the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Friday morning. "That is being investigated."

The Indonesian security minister and police have said a New Zealander was among those killed.

Thirteen other foreigners were among the wounded, including nationals from the United States, Australia, Canada, India, the Netherlands, Norway and South Korea.

It has been nearly four years since a major terrorist attack in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.


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