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Explosions Go Off in Bali, Injuries Reported - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Jakarta, Indonesia – Explosions went off Saturday in two tourist areas of Indonesia”s Bali island, injuring at least three foreigners, police and a private Indonesian radio station said.

At least three blasts went off on Jimbaran beach, which is lined with seafood restaurants frequented by tourists, El Shinta radio reported, adding that witnesses saw at least three bloodied foreigners leaving the scene.

Another near-simultaneous explosion hit a shopping center in downtown Kuta, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) away, the radio station said.

Bali police spokesman Lt. Col. Antonius Reniban confirmed that several blasts went off, but could not say if they were bombs.

&#34There have been some explosions in Jimbaran and Kuta area, but we cannot give any details,&#34 he was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. &#34Police are still investigating.&#34

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