Jakarta: the hunt begins


An Australian think-tank, the Strategic Policy Institute, had warned that the Southeast Asian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah might launch new attacks just a day before Friday’s deadly strike.

Investigators began the task of identifying two suicide bombers who attacked American luxury hotels in Indonesia’s capital.

Two bombs killed eight people, including expat New Zealand businessman Tim Mackay.

The bombers, posing as guests, attacked the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta, setting off a pair of blasts on Friday that killed four locals and four foreigners and wounded more than 50, authorities said.

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