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May 9, 2012
Currently unaccounted for: A newly-made Russian jet in Indonesia, reportedly with over 40 people on board. The jet was being flown over mountains as a demonstration for journalists and people who might be interested in buying the plane. The Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 only made its first flight last year. (AFP file photo)

Currently unaccounted for: A newly-made Russian jet in Indonesia, reportedly with over 40 people on board. The jet was being flown over mountains as a demonstration for journalists and people who might be interested in buying the plane. The Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 only made its first flight last year. (AFP file photo)

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March 17, 2011

Jakarta’s terrorism concerns rise with recent “book bombs”

  • 4 mail bombs sent in Jakarta, Indonesia in just three days source

» Thankfully, only one has actually gone off. That occurred as authorities were attempting to disarm it, and it injured four. The bombs are reportedly being sent through the mail within books, the last of which was “The Militant Jewish,” addressed to Ahmad Dhani, a recording artist and vocal supporter of religious freedom. The other people targeted were Gorries Mere, a high-ranking anti-terrorism officer, Ulil Abshar Abdalla, a senior member of Jakarta’s Democratic Party and a vocal critic of fundamentalist Islamic groups, and Yapto Soerjosoemarno, also an advocate for religious freedom. Jakarta has absorbed a lot of pain from terrorism over the last several years- here’s hoping they get this under control right away.

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15:30 // 3 years ago