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Bomb at Jakarta airport injures 11 people, linked to terrorism

A bomb ripped through a restaurant area at Indonesia’s main international airport, injuring 11 people in what officials called a terrorist attack. The blast near a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant — the second explosion in three days in the country — may be linked to current or pending trials of terror suspects, said top security minister Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. “We cannot afford to relax our alertness … do not only rely on the police, there should be a national movement to continue to prevent these acts of terrorism,” he said. Police cordoned off the scene of the blast at the domestic terminal of Sukarno-Hatta airport outside Jakarta. The airport remained open and flight schedules were unaffected. The pipe bomb, detonated by a motorcycle battery, exploded around 6:30 am (2330 GMT Saturday). National police chief Dai Bachtiar said six people were hurt but hospital officials said 11 were injured, including a woman who lost a leg. Full Story

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