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10 Killed in Indonesia Bomb Blasts

October 12, 2002

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) _ Two bombs exploded Saturday on the tourist island of Bali, killing at least 10 people and injuring more than 120, police and media reports said.

One of the bombs destroyed a nightclub frequented by foreigners in the resort of Kuta Beach, and a nurse said some foreigners were among the dead. After the explosion, a large fire engulfed another nearby nightclub, witnesses said.

The second blast happened about 250 yards from the U.S. consulate in the nearby city of Denpasar. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

At least 10 people were killed in the nightclub blast, according to national broadcaster Metro TV. The nurse at Sanglah hospital in Denpasar said 12 people had been killed. About 120 people were injured, the Antara news agency reported.

``There are 12 people dead, some of them are foreigners,″ said the nurse, Putu Putra Wisata. ``We are still too busy treating the injured. It’s bad.″

The second explosion took place in downtown Denpasar, Bali’s capital, said Lt. Col. Yatim Suyatno, a police spokesman. A bomb squad was investigating both blasts, he said.

An earlier blast Saturday on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island broke three windows of the Philippine consulate in the city of Manado, said Suleman Munde, a security guard at the building, which was closed at the time of the explosion.

Police Lt. Col. Henjke Kuwara said the small explosive device had been planted at the fence of building.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Manado is a port city and a transit point to the southern Philippines, close to where the Islamic militant Abu Sayyaf group is active.

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