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    Bali Bombings Leave 19 Dead, 51 Injured By WAHJOE BOEDIWARDHANA, Associated Press Writer
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    BALI, Indonesia - Bombs exploded almost simultaneously Saturday in two tourist areas of the Indonesian resort island of Bali, killing at least 19 people and wounding 51 others, police and hospital officials said.

    The victims included at least two Americans.

    The blasts at Jimbaran beach and a bustling outdoor shopping center in downtown Kuta "were clearly the work of terrorists," police Maj. Gen. Ansyaad Mbai, a top Indonesian anti-terrorism official, told The Associated Press.

    The blasts occurred nearly three years to the day that bomb attacks in Kuta killed 202 people, mostly foreigners. Those attacks were blamed on the al-Qaida-linked terror group Jemaah Islamiyah.

    Putu Putra Wisada, spokesman at the Sangla Hospital in the capital, Denpasar, said 11 dead were taken to the hospital and 38 others were admitted with injuries eight Australians, two Americans and 28 Indonesians.

    A receptionist at the Graha Asih Hospital close to Jimbaran Bay said at least eight bodies were in its morgue, and that doctors were treating at least 13 other people.

    "It's a horrible scene," said the receptionist, Komang.

    The nationalities of the dead were not immediately known.

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    At least 25 dead, 100 wounded in Bali blasts
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    Authorities warned Indonesians to be on alert after three near-simultaneous explosions rocked the resort island of Bali Saturday, killing at least 25 people and wounding 100 others.

    Indonesian security experts believe the blasts to be the work of terrorists.

    "We will hunt down the perpetrators and bring them to justice," Indonesian President Suslio Bambang Yudhoyono said after being briefed by top security officials.

    He also urged people "to be on alert."

    Sangla Hospital officials near Bali's capital, Denpasar, said 25 people were killed and 101 others were being treated at six hospitals.

    The federal minister with special responsibility for Canadians abroad told CTV News that three Canadians were "slightly" injured in the blasts.

    They were treated at a local clinic and released, said Dan McTeague, parliamentary secretary for Canadians abroad.

    The three Canadians were part of a group of 17 vacationers. There's no word on what city they are from.

    The wounded included: 49 Indonesians, 17 Australians, six Koreans, three Japanese and two Americans, Sangla Hospital said.

    The blasts "were clearly the work of terrorists," police Maj. Gen. Ansyaad Mbai, a top Indonesian anti-terrorism official, told The Associated Press.

    Saturday's blasts at two seafood cafes on Jimbaran beach and a three-story noodle and steakhouse in downtown Kuta occurred almost three years to the day that bombings blamed on Islamic militants killed 202 people, mostly foreigners in Bali.

    The Jimbaran beach restaurant is commonly frequented by tourists. The shopping centre explosion occurred in downtown Kuta, about 28 km away.

    The blasts come three years after the bomb attacks that killed 202 people in Bali -- many of them foreigners on holiday.

    No one so far has claimed responsibility for the latest bombings in the world's most populous Muslim nation. But suspicion immediately fell on the al Qaeda-linked militant group Jemaah Islamiyah -- blamed for the Oct. 2002 attacks.

    The group is also accused of being behind a 2003 attack on Jakarta's Marriott hotel which left 12 dead.

    Authorities suspect the militants are also behind an explosion outside the Australian Embassy that killed 10 that same year.
    Last month Yudhoyono warned he was worried the extremist network was plotting fresh attacks.

    "I received information at the time that terrorists were planning an action in Jakarta and that explosives were ready," he said late Saturday.

    With files from The Associated Press
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    Bali Bombing Suspects Linked to al-Qaida By IRWAN FIRDAUS, Associated Press Writer
    1 hour, 6 minutes ago



    BALI, Indonesia - Indonesia said Sunday it suspected two fugitives linked to al-Qaida had masterminded the suicide bombings of crowded restaurants in tourist resorts on the Indonesian island of Bali which killed at least 26 people and injured more than 100.

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    Maj. Gen. Ansyaad Mbai, a top Indonesian anti-terror official, identified the two suspected masterminds as Malaysians alleged to be key members of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group. They are also accused of orchestrating the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings, as well as two other attacks in the Indonesian capital in 2003 and 2004. The nightclub bombings, which also struck venues crowded with tourists on a Saturday night, killed 202 people, most of them foreigners.

    In the latest attacks, three suicide bombers wearing explosive vests set off near-simultaneous explosions that devastated three restaurants crowded with diners on Saturday night.

    "The modus operandi of Saturday's attacks is the same as the earlier ones," said Mbai, who identified the two suspected masterminds as Azahari bin Husin and Noordin Mohamed Top.

    He said the two were not believed to be among the three suicide attackers. The assailants' remains were found at the bombing scenes but they have not yet been identified, he said.

    "I have seen them. All that is left is their head and feet," he told The Associated Press. "By the evidence we can conclude the bombers were carrying the explosives around their waists."

    Video footage of one of the blasts showed groups of tourists, many of them apparently Westerners, seated at candlelit tables talking and sipping drinks in the seconds before the explosion. The footage, obtained by Associated Press Television News, then shows a bright flash accompanied by a loud bang and gusts of black smoke.

    It was not immediately clear whether the three suicide bombers were included in the death toll which climbed to 26 on Sunday, according to Sanglah Hospital spokesman Putu Putra Wisada. Six Americans were among the injured.

    Long lines formed at checkout counters at Bali's international airport with a steady stream of taxis dropping off passengers.

    "We were up all night trying to change our ticket," said Veli-Matti Enqvist, 51, who had been scheduled to leave Bali with his wife on Wednesday. The couple was walking on the beach when they heard the blasts. "We finally found something ... we're going."

    After the 2002 bombings, there was an immediate and massive evacuation of foreign visitors which devastated the island's tourist industry.

    The latest bombings struck two seafood cafes in the Jimbaran beach resort and a three-story noodle and steakhouse in downtown Kuta. Kuta is the bustling tourist center of Bali where the two nightclubs were bombed three years ago.

    The latest attacks came a month after Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono warned of possible terrorist attacks. On Saturday, he blamed terrorists and warned that more attacks were possible. The president was in Bali on Sunday to see the devastation firsthand.

    "We will hunt down the perpetrators and bring them to justice," he said.

    Western and Indonesian intelligence agencies have warned repeatedly that Jemaah Islamiyah was plotting more attacks in the world's most populous Muslim country. Last month, Yudhoyono said he was especially worried the extremist network was about to strike.

    "I received information at the time that terrorists were planning an action in Jakarta and that explosives were ready," he said Saturday.

    Dozens of people, most of them Indonesian, waited in tears outside the morgue in Sanglah Hospital, near the island's capital Denpasar, for news of friends and relatives missing since the attacks.

    One Australian and a Japanese citizen were among those killed, along with 12 Indonesians. Hospital officials were trying to identify the other victims.

    The 101 wounded included 49 Indonesians, 17 Australians, six Americans, six Koreans, four Japanese, officials said.

    The White House condemned the "attack aimed at innocent people taking their evening meal."

    "We also express our solidarity with the government of Indonesia and convey our readiness to assist in any way," spokeswoman Erin Healy said.

    The bombers struck at about 8 p.m. as thousands of diners flocked to restaurants in tourist areas on the bustling, mostly Hindu island, which was just starting to recover from the 2002 blasts.

    The head waiter at the Menega Cafe said the bomb went off at his beachside restaurant between the tables of two large dinner parties, who were sitting in the sand. Most of the 120 diners at the restaurant were Indonesian, he said.

    "Everyone started screaming "Allah, Allah, help!" said Wayan Subagia, 23, who escaped with injuries to his leg. "One woman rushed to pick up her child but the little girl was already dead."

    Minutes later he heard another blast at the Nyoman seafood restaurant, about 50 yards away.

    At almost the same time about 18 miles away in Kuta, a bomb exploded at the three-story Raja restaurant in a bustling outdoor shopping center. The area includes a KFC fast-food restaurant, clothing stores and a tourist information center.

    Smoke poured from the badly damaged building.

    The bomb apparently went off on the restaurant's second floor, and an Associated Press reporter saw at least three bodies and five wounded people there.

    Before the 2002 bombings, Bali enjoyed a reputation for peace and tranquility, an exception in a country wracked for years by ethnic and separatist violence.

    Courts on Bali have convicted dozens of militants for the blasts, and three suspects were sentenced to death.

    Since the 2002 attacks, Jemaah Islamiyah has been tied to at least two other bombings in Indonesia, both in Jakarta. Those blasts, one outside the Australian Embassy in 2004 and the other at the J.W. Marriott hotel in 2003, killed at least 23.

    The group's alleged spiritual leader, Abu Bakar Bashir, who has been jailed for conspiracy in the 2002 attacks, through a spokesman denied any personal connection to the weekend explosions. There was no statement from the group, which wants to establish an Islamic state across Southeast Asia
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