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Key Bali Suspect Says He Wanted to Attack Americans

A key suspect in last year’s bombings on Bali told a court on Wednesday he had gone to the Indonesian holiday island to attack Americans and the plan was carried out as hoped. The testimony by Ali Imron, appearing as a witness in the trial of his older brother, Amrozi, marks the first direct acknowledgment in court by any of the alleged Bali bombers of involvement in the attack. More than 200 people, most of them foreign revelers, were killed in the October 12 bomb blasts along Bali’s famous Kuta beach nightclub strip. Most of the damage and loss of life was caused by a massive car bomb. Asked by the chief judge why he went to Bali ahead of the attack, Ali Imron said: “To attack Americans. The reality was that the bomb exploded in accordance with what had been hoped for.” Imron said he took a smaller bomb and placed it close to the U.S. consulate on the island. No one was hurt in that blast. Full Story

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