Friday, July 17, 2009
Jakarta Bombing on Two Luxury Hotels: Marriott and Ritz-Carlton
I am vacationing in my home town when this morning, I received news about two subsequent bombings in Jakarta's luxury hotel: JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton. Nine were pronounced dead and 50+ injured during this bombing attack. It's a sudden flashback on the previous 2003 bombing at JW Marriott where my friend was having a meal at Marriott and the bombing occurred (thankfully she is fine).
It's been 4 years since the last bombing in Indonesia had occurred and we are again reminded that this country may not be as safe as we had believed. Some says that this occurrence is related to the recent president election but again who knows for now.
Some pictures of this attack from an Indonesian website here.
*picture shown is courtesy from detik.com
Posted by ipoel at 2:52 PM