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Australia Warns of Possible Terrorist Attack in Indonesia


Australia is warning of a possible terrorist attack against Westerners in Indonesia this Sunday.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued a travel advisory Friday urging Australians to reconsider travel to Indonesia, particularly the island of Bali. It said the travel advisory was updated due to a very high threat of a terrorist attack.

The department said it has received a stream of reports that indicates terrorists are in the advanced stages of planning attacks against foreigners in Indonesia.

Nightclub bombings on Bali in 2002 killed more than 200 people, including 88 Australians. In another attack, four Australians were among 20 people killed last October in Bali by suicide bombers.

The Australian embassy has also been a bomb target in recent years.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.