Terrorism is suspected in separate blasts at two Jakarta hotels. Nine are reported dead with over 50 injured.
VIA BBC NEWS:
At least nine people have been killed, including two suspected suicide bombers, in two blasts at luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.
One explosion hit the Ritz-Carlton, ripping off its facade, and the other the JW Marriott. As many as 50 people were hurt, including many foreigners.
At least one attacker was a guest at the JW Marriott, police said.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has visited the scene and condemned “the cruel and inhuman attack”.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blasts. One foreign national has been confirmed dead – a New Zealander.
Indonesia suffered a number of bomb attacks – mainly linked to the militant group Jemaah Islamiah – in the first years of the century, but has since been praised for its campaigns against militants.