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Indonesia Ties Jemaah Islamiah to Bali Bombing

Indonesia’s police chief on Tuesday for the first time directly tied Jemaah Islamiah, the Southeast Asian militant Muslim network, to last October’s bomb attacks on Bali island that killed at least 193 people. General Da’i Bachtiar told parliament that Jemaah Islamiah chiefs had decided at a meeting in Bangkok in February 2002 to attack U.S. interests in Indonesia and Singapore. A senior Thai police official immediately denied this account was accurate. Bachtiar said the meeting had eventually resulted in a plan to target two nightclubs on Bali, which bore the brunt of the bombings and left mainly foreign tourists dead. It was the worst attack since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. Full Story

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