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 / AH Marketing ahmarketinggroup.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

New Data Released by AAMC on the Current State of the Medical Workforce

San Francisco, CA 01/15/17 · If you have heard it once you have...

December Rose releases new album "Inside Out"

Los Angeles, CA/Montreal, Canada 01/10/17 ·   Invitation Records is excited to announce the...

The New York Times Adds 41,000 New Subscriptions Since Election Day

NEW YORK 12/23/16 · The New York Times announced today that in the seven-day...

Rush PR News Offering Press release Writing Services!

San Francisco, CA 12/17/16 ·  --- By Rush PR News editorial team copyright...

Slim iStand 7 Battery Case Combines with Dock and 3.5mm Headphone Jack

SAN FRANCISCO 12/06/16 · Yostand Launches IndieGoGo campaign for Innovative iStand7 China-based startup...

Joint Cyber Operation Takes Down Avalanche Criminal Network

Washington, D.C. 12/05/16 · Servers Enabled Nefarious Activity Worldwide It was a highly...

Small Businesses Are Finally on the Rise

NEW YORK 12/01/16 · Since the 2009 recession, small businesses have struggled....

Camille Nelson Releases Paris Lullaby To Mark One-Year Anniversary of Attack

New York, NY 11/11/16 · Utah-based Fingerstyle Guitar Artist Camille Nelson releases her music...

National Popular Vote Election Experts Available

Saint Paul, MN 11/08/16 · Experts available to discuss the Presidential Election and...

How to Catch a Mouse with No Cheese

Houston, Texas 11/03/16 · How to Catch a Mouse with No Cheese:...

WiMacTel Announces Corporate Name Change to viiz communications

Calgary, AB, Canada 10/25/16 · WiMacTel, a North American leader in communications services,...

Hilltop’s Tree4Life Competition winners select delivery date for their trees

Florenceville-Bristol, NB 10/25/16 · Canada-based Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms’ Tree4Life Competition Winners:  All...