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U.S. Warns About Possible Hotel Bombings in Indonesia

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta warned its citizens of possible bombing of hotels in the capital city, without specifying when such an attack may occur. The embassy “has learned that as of June 1, 2005, there were plans by extremists to conduct bomb attacks targeting the lobbies of hotels frequented by westerners in Jakarta,” it said in an advisory posted on its Web site. “The attacks were to occur circa noon on an unspecified date.” The U.S. embassy in Jakarta resumed operations on May 31 after a five-day closure because of an unspecified security threat. A travel warning, renewed on May 10 by the U.S. State Department, advises Americans to defer “non-essential” travel to Indonesia because of the potential for terrorist attacks in the Southeast Asian nation. Full Story

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