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Jakarta Hunts Islamic Militants After Embassy Attack

Indonesian police launched a nationwide manhunt on Friday for al Qaeda-linked militants blamed for a suicide car bomb attack outside the Australian embassy that jolted both countries ahead of elections.Australian Prime Minister John Howard said intelligence agencies had warned that those responsible for the attack in Jakarta on Thursday could strike again. “The information they have available indicates that the number of operatives … is sufficiently large to support the fear that there could be another attack,” Howard told reporters in Canberra. Indonesian police have blamed Jemaah Islamiah, a militant group seen as the regional arm of al Qaeda, for the embassy attack, which killed nine people and wounded 182. Most of the victims were Indonesian.Full Story

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