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Crunch time for Indonesia as terror fight blasts into election battle

Indonesia faces testing times ahead in a month when the country’s top concerns of terror and politics have come to a head, with a deadly suicide bomb attack just days before the last leg of mammoth elections.Next week, voters in the world’s largest Muslim-populated country will get to pick their leader for the first time, but this democratic advance is likely to be overshadowed by last Thursday’s attack on Australia’s Jakarta embassy. Terrorism has cast a long shadow over Indonesia from the carnage of the October 2002 Bali bomb blasts, through last year’s attack on the Jakarta Marriott to the latest outrage in which nine people died and scores were hurt.Full Story

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