Bali's Cruel Month

A new set of blasts on the popular resort island kill more than 22 people

October is a special month for terrorism, declared Indonesian President Bambang Yudhoyono in August. "Terrorist cells are still active. They are still hiding, recruiting, networking, trying to find new funding sources and even planning." As if on schedule, on Oct. 1 suicide bombers struck Indonesia's island of Bali, just 11 days shy of the third anniversary of another set of blasts that took 202 lives on the island. At 7:30 p.m. on a crowded Saturday, the popular tourist town of Kuta, the target of the 2002 attacks, was rocked by an explosion. A multistory restaurant was gutted. Simultaneously, restaurants around the...

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