Terrorists plan more Bali attacks
Militants were planning more attacks in Indonesia and had already built two bombs, a top police officer said today, the eve of the first anniversary of last year's Bali nightclub blasts that killed 202 people. Security is extremely tight on Bali for the anniversary with thousands of police and security personnel deployed. Australian Prime Minister John Howard, who arrives in Bali later today for a memorial service, earlier said the safety of those attending Sunday's services could not be guaranteed. Bali police chief I Made Mangku Pastika, who has led the investigation into the October 12, 2002, bombings, said the devices were similar to those used last year. "The two bombs are not in Bali. In Indonesia, but not in Bali," he told reporters at a news conference. "The two bombs are smarter bombs to the ones used in Bali. They are still the same type, but their way of hiding them is smarter. These bombs do not contain much metal. They contain plastic so our metal detectors are not very useful for them." Australia, which lost 88 nationals in the Bali bombings, has said several times recently that it expected more attacks in Indonesia and Asia by Islamic radical groups, including the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) blamed for the Bali attacks. Indonesian authorities have been saying for weeks they believe more bombings may be being planned by Muslim militants in the country.
hope they're doing something about it
General Dai Bachtiar told reporters after a hearing in parliament last month that one of the bombs believed to have been made possibly weighed around 150kg.
seem to know a lot about it. Therefore, threat likely non-existant
He said the information came from interrogations of suspects in the August 5 bombing of the US-run JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta that killed 12 people and is blamed on the same Muslim militant group that carried out the Bali attacks.
seem to only have capability now in africa, asia, ME and no longer on Western soil, thank goodness. But NEVER FORGIVE, NEVER FORGET.
BALI VICTIMS: WE REMEMBER YOU
Posted by: anon1 2003-10-11