Deadly Twin Bombings Hit Jakarta Hotels : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Deadly Twin Bombings Hit Jakarta Hotels

July 17, 2009



JAKARTA (RPRN) 7/17/2009--The Indonesia capital Jakarta remains on high alert after suspected bombs tore through two luxury hotels just before 8:00 a.m., killing at least nine people. Police and security staff jostled with reporters as the first bodies were removed from the J.W. Marriot Hotel in central Jakarta, located in a circle of buildings, shops and restaurants frequented by foreigners.

At the scene, Security Minister Widodo Adi Sucipto said the blasts were caused by "high explosives", which were detonated just minutes apart. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The explosions appear to have come from inside the buildings, with both the front and back windows of the Ritz Carlton blown off, spreading glass and debris across the street. Investigators also found another, unexploded bomb, in the Marriott.

One hotel employee says he rushed from the basement of the Marriot hotel to the second floor. There he found injured people whose clothing had been stripped from their bodies. He says some were trying to relieve their burns with water.

Other witnesses say emergency services may have taken up to 30 minutes to reach the scene as they battled through the early morning traffic that chokes the city every day.

Friday's explosions are the first significant attacks in the capital in nearly five years. In September 2004, a powerful car bomb exploded outside the Australian embassy.

The Marriot was hit by a suicide bomber in 2003, a blast that left 12 dead. The Southeast Asian terror network Jemaah Islamiyah was blamed for that attack and the bomb at the Australian embassy.


Photo Credit: VOA NEWS

About the author:

Voice of America. The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. Government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, Featured, Article-byline, Indonesia

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Cody Bollerman Digital Poised To Shake Things Up In The Business Consulting And Digital Marketing Sectors

San Diego,Calif. 10/24/14 · SAN DIEGO-BASED CODY BOLLERMAN DIGITAL POISED TO SHAKE THINGS UP...

UK’s first night job site launches

London, UK 10/24/14 · Night jobs search service launched in the United...

Bloody Good Tv Runs $10,000 Horror Movie Watching Contest On PublicVine

Florence, Alabama 10/24/14 · This Halloween, consumers can register to win up...

Ultraseal International aiming for hat-trick

Coventry, West Midlands 10/23/14 · Ultraseal International, a global leader in finding solutions...

Newborn Foundation Co-Convenes Shanghai Symposium with Focus on Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns and Infants

Saint Paul, MN / Shanghai, China 10/20/14 · Expansion of Newborn Screening Program & Latest Data...

Ste. Anne's New Fitness Centre In An Idyllic Setting

GRAFTON, ONTARIO 10/17/14 · -Maison Sante is just one part of Ste. Anne's...

Newborn Foundation Honors Leaders in Newborn Health, Technology, Policy and Advocacy at 2014 Awards Gala

Minneapolis, MN 10/13/14 · – The Newborn Foundation, an international nonprofit leveraging...

Phaedra Beauty Cosmetics Re-Launches with New Packaging

Los Angeles, CA 10/13/14 · Hollywood celebrity make-up artist Phaedra L. Williams introduces...

Indie Film, The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam 2014 Global Film Festival Tour

Los Angeles, CA 10/13/14 · Indie Film, The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam...

Newborn Health & Technology Leader Dr. Terese Finitzo Receives ‘Eve Award’ for Innovation

MINNEAPOLIS, MN 10/10/14 · Newborn Foundation Awards Gala honors global leaders in...

Ste. Anne’s Spa: An Ideal Setting For Meeting And Team Building

Grafton, ON 10/08/14 · Ste. Anne’s Spa provides an ideal meeting environment,...

Renew Life Launches National TV Advertising Campaign with the help of Creative Bube Tube

Milton, ON 10/06/14 ·  - Renew Life proudly announces their latest marketing...