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Blasts Rip Through Indonesian Gambling Centers

15 July 2004

INDONESIA – As reported by the Jakarta Post: "Two homemade bombs exploded simultaneously at two gambling centers in Bandung, West Java, on Wednesday, damaging several cars. No injuries were reported.

"Police were quick to say that the blasts that occurred at around 10:30 a.m. were not linked to any terrorist group. But the motive behind the incidents remains unclear.

"The first bomb exploded at a gambling and prostitution house near the former Braga Hotel in the crowded Jl. Braga area, while the second explosion took place 100 meters away in the third floor of Hotel Eterna.

"…However, National Police chief of detectives Comr. Gen. Suyitno Landung said the blasts were linked to gambling activities…"

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