More bombings in Bali: 25+ dead

Three bombs exploded almost simultaneously Saturday evening at crowded restaurants on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 100, authorities said.

The blasts, which apparently were aimed at foreign tourists, ripped through two open-air cafes at popular Jimbaran Beach and, moments later, struck a restaurant about 18 miles north in the city of Kuta.

Authorities branded the bombings terrorist attacks, and suspicion quickly fell on Jemaah Islamiah, the extremist Islamic group linked to Al Qaeda that was responsible for the suicide bombings of two nightclubs in Kuta three years ago this month. That attack killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists.
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