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Car Bomb Near Embassy in Indonesia Kills 7

A powerful car bomb exploded outside the gates of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday, killing seven people and wounding nearly 100 in an attack police blamed on al-Qaida-linked terrorists. The blast flattened the embassy’s gate, mangled cars on the busy commercial street and shattered the windows of nearby high-rise buildings. Dazed survivors desperately tried to locate colleagues and relatives. “I can’t find my family,” said Suharti, who had eight relatives working in the mission. “I am terrified. I don’t know where they are.” A senior Indonesian police officer who asked not to be identified said seven people died in the 10:15 a.m. blast, including three policemen guarding the building. A doctor at a nearby hospital said 98 people were admitted with injuries, none of them foreigners. Full Story

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