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Indonesia Says Suicide Bombers Responsible for Bali Attacks

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Bali's police chief says suicide bombers carried out Saturday's attacks on the popular resort island that killed 26 people and wounded more than 100 others.

The chief Made Mangku Pastika says police found parts of the bombers' bodies at the three blast sites. He spoke shortly after Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono arrived in Bali with a call for increased security.

Indonesian terrorism officials say they believe al-Qaida linked Jemaah Islamiah is behind the attack. The officials are searching for at least two Malaysian members of the group who are also suspected of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

There has been no claim of responsibility. The latest explosions took place nearly simultaneously late Saturday at two restaurants on Jimbaran beach and another in the shopping district of Kuta -- the site of the 2002 nightclub bombings.

The dead include Indonesians and at least one Australian and one Japanese. Indonesians, South Koreans, Australians, Japanese and Americans are among the injured.

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