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THE GUARDIAN

CIA issued Bali warning


Julian Borger in Washington and John Aglionby in Bali
Thursday October 17, 2002

The CIA issued a warning in September about a potential terrorist threat to Bali and other tourist resorts in south-east Asia, a US intelligence source said yesterday, provoking new questions over whether the attack could have been foiled.

The CIA warning was more specific than has been officially acknowledged and it fuelled a growing row - not only in Washington but also in London and Canberra - over whether Indonesia could have acted sooner against Islamist militants or whether tourists could have been given more warning of the dangers of travelling to resorts like Bali.

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According to an American intelligence source, the CIA sent a warning to its stations across south-east Asia in the first half of September, alerting them to an imminent attack. "It mentioned five or six potential targets, including - specifically - Bali," the source said. "The state department didn't act on it and it's become a bubbling scandal."

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/indonesia/Story/0,2763,813341,00.html


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