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Indonesia Confirms Three More Australians Among Victims of Bali Blasts


Forensics experts in Indonesia now say that three of four unidentifiied victims of Saturday's bomb blasts in Bali were Australian nationals.

A total of four Australians are now confirmed to have died in the apparent suicide bombings that killed 19 people in addition to the three bombers. One Japanese national was also killed in the attacks. The remaining victims were Indonesian. One victim remains unidentified.

Wednesday, Australian officials said Foreign Minister Alexander Downer would travel to Indonesia soon to lobby the Indonesian government to ban the al-Qaida linked Jemaah Islamiyah.

The group is believed to be behind Saturday's bombings, as well as the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.

Authorities have questioned 94 people in connection with the bombings. However, no arrests have been made, despite a massive manhunt.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.

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