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05      Jakarta and Bombing

Another bomb exploded in Jakarta, again, today. For those who are not aware of the fact that there were other incidents of bombing in Jakarta (this does not include the bombing incident in Bali), here is some news.

On April 19, 1999, the largest mosque in Indonesia, Istiqlal, which located in its capital city, Jakarta, was blasted.

In December 2000, on Christmas Eve, a series of church bombings that killed 19 people. A member of Jemaah Islamiyah was accused of involvement.

On August 1, 2000, Embassy of the Phillipines was a victim of bomb attach plotted by an Indonesian member of the terror group Jemaah Islamiyah who was convicted of explossive possession in the Phillipines.

On April 24, 2003, a bomb exploded outside the main U.N. building in downtown Jakarta. Followed with another blast at the parliament house.

On April 27, 2003, another similar bomb explosion at Jakarta’s main airport, Soekarno-Hatta, which injured 11 people.

Today, on August 5, 2003, JW Marriott hotel in Jakarta was blasted by a suicide bomber that killed 14 people and injured 148.

Faced with 40% unemployment, corruption, and a desperate need for foreign capital, Indonesians respond by blowing things up. The outlook is the country has gone from bad to worse, to worst.