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Bomb Rocks Indonesia Parliament Complex

A bomb exploded at Indonesia’s parliament Monday, spraying nails and concrete over a wide area in an attack that came just days after police caught nine suspected Muslim militants and seized a huge cache of explosives. The blast also follows parliament’s passage last week of a bill paving the way for Indonesia’s first direct presidential election in 2004. Security analysts said Monday they saw a growing threat of political assassinations ahead of the poll. Police called the bombing a “terror” attack, although parliament is in recess and no one was hurt. Damage was minor. National police chief Da’i Bachtiar said it was too early to blame anyone, but added the attack bore the hallmarks of bomb explosions in April at Jakarta’s international airport and near the U.N. building in Jakarta. No one died in those blasts. Full Story

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