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Bombings in Bali tourist areas cause dozens of casualties EINDHOVEN - Several bombs exploded almost simultaneously Saturday in tourist areas of Bali island, causing dozens of casualties, authorities and Indonesian media said. A police official told private El Shinta radio that at least 30 people were injured or killed. At least three blasts occurred along Jimbaran beach, which is lined with seafood restaurants commonly frequented by tourists, El Shinta radio reported.

One witness told Metro TV that one of the explosions was close to the Four Seasons Hotel, which sits on the bay, and "people are still being evacuated." Another explosion hit downtown Kuta, about 18 miles away, the radio said. Bali police spokesman Lt. Col. Antonius Reniban confirmed that several blasts went off, but he could not say if they were bombs. "There have been some explosions in Jimbaran and Kuta area, but we cannot give any details," he said. "Police are still investigating."

Western and Indonesian intelligence agencies have consistently warned that the group was plotting more attacks. Last month, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he was especially worried the network was about to carry out more attacks.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Saturday condemned a series of blasts on the island of Bali that he called a criminal act and is heading to the island, his spokesman said. "The president strongly condemns this criminal act. At this moment, the president is at the airport (in Jakarta)," spokesman Andi Mallarangeng told El Shinta radio.


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