President Barack Obama … is there still no war on terror? Would the following fall under an ‘Overseas Contingency Operation’? We are glad to see that a softer name was provided to the efforts to deal with terrorists, unfortunately Barack, they didn’t get the memo.
According to the BBC, a fatal bombing has occurred this morning in the Indonesian capital Jakarta at the Ritz-Carlton. It is being reported that 9 people have been killed including the suicide bomber.
At least nine people have been killed, including a suspected suicide bomber, 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”.
CNN is reporting that 40 people have been injured and 8 people dead in the coordinatd terrorist attack.
Police sealed off the area around both hotel blasts, one in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and the other at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, about 50 meters away. Djalal said the attacks were coordinated.
Forensics experts are collecting evidence at the “disturbing scene,” Djalal said. He said he had few details about the blasts, which occurred about 7:45 a.m. (8:45 p.m. Thursday ET) on Friday, Islam’s holy day.