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Bomb Set Off at Indonesian Parliament

No one hurt in blast; Jemaah Islamiah suspected to be behind attack; fears raised of more strikes around the country. Terrorists set off a bomb at the national Parliament early yesterday, striking at the symbolic heart of Indonesia’s fledgling democracy. Intelligence sources said that the blast, which caused some damage but no injuries, was most likely the work of either Islamic radicals or separatists from Aceh. Given the timing of the attack, which happened just days after police captured several militants from the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) group and seized a huge cache of weapons, chemicals and explosives, suspicion fell on the terrorist network. A senior official of the state intelligence agency BIN told The Straits Times: ‘JI is top on the list of suspects because we are picking up from the ground a great deal of resentment to the arrests of their leaders. Full Story

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