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Slow Progress in Bali Inquiry Hints at Wilier Terror Groups

The investigation into the Bali bombings nearly a month ago has yet to make any breakthroughs, leaving counterterrorism officials and experts with an edgy sense that the terrorist network in Southeast Asia has become smarter and more sophisticated, both in carrying out attacks and in avoiding detection. Compounding the difficulties of the investigation, Indonesian officials and Western security specialists now say that preparations for the attack were made in the Philippines; these included training the suicide bombers and assembling the backpack bombs, which had detonation wires sown into the straps. Full Story

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