There are scenes of carnage on the Indonesian island of Bali after yet another deadly series of terrorist attacks. At least 25 people are known to have died and more than 100 injured in explosions in busy restaurants. The attacks come nearly three years after militants linked to Al Qaeda bombed nightclubs in Bali, killing 202 people, most of them foreign tourists.
Many of the dead in these latest explosions are Indonesian, including a six year old boy. Out of the 16 bodies so far identified, 12 are Indonesian, three Australian and one Japanese. Simultaneous explosions ripped through two outdoor restaurants at Jimbaran Beach and one at a steak house at Kuta Beach, both popular resorts for tourists and locals.
Local police say they believe suicide bombers were involved. In the bombings in 2002, explosives were placed in vehicles outside the targeted nightclubs. Indonesian’s president is promising to hunt down those behind the attacks.