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U.S., Australia Warn of Fresh Jakarta Attacks

The United States and Australia told their nationals on Wednesday to stay away from soft targets in Indonesia like international hotels or shopping centers, saying new intelligence pointed to a risk of fresh attacks. Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer and the U.S. ambassador to Indonesia, Ralph Boyce, delivered their warnings in the wake of the August 5 car bomb that killed 12 people at the American-run JW Marriott hotel in the capital Jakarta. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, meanwhile, said it would look at ways to strengthen anti-terror laws introduced after last October’s Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists. “Yesterday evening we got some additional information in relation to possible attacks on international hotels in Jakarta and also shopping centers that are used by Westerners and other locations that are used by Westerners,” Downer told reporters. Full Story

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