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'Beware of More Bomb Attacks'

The arrest of JW Marriott Hotel bombing suspects has not automatically made Jakarta a safer place, as the National Police admitted on Tuesday that they have been unable to track down explosives and other bombing devices smuggled into the capital from Semarang. National Police chief of detectives Comr. Gen. Erwin Mappaseng confirmed on Tuesday that the bomb that exploded at the Marriott hotel, Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta, did not use explosives sent from Semarang. “To date, (we) haven’t found the explosives from Semarang. Therefore, we predict that there could possibly be more bombings (after the Marriott incident),” Erwin told a media conference at the National Police Headquarters, South Jakarta. The Marriott bombing, which occurred on Aug. 5, claimed the lives of 12 people, mostly taxi drivers and security guards, and injured 147 others. Full Story

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