Indonesia hotel bombings: foreign tourists among nine dead
xplosions struck two luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Friday morning killing at least nine people and injuring 36 others according to local police and hospital sources.
By Thomas Bell, South East Asia Correspondent
Published: 5:33AM BST 17 Jul 2009
The blasts took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and the Marriott, which was the scene of a suicide bombing in 2003.
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“We know there are six victims, six who died and there are several others injured and we have evacuated them to hospital,” said Jakarta police spokesman Chrysnanda Dwilaksana.