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Investigation of the explosives approach the embassy

Indonesian police on Saturday released security camera images of a truck bombing outside the Australian Embassy, and investigators found traces of explosives in a room rented by two Malaysian militants wanted in the blast. Also Saturday, around 1,000 members of a hardline Muslim group rallied in downtown Jakarta against Thursday's attack, which killed nine people, two of them suspected suicide bombers. Demonstrators carried banners reading: "Islam rejects terrorism!" "We are deeply saddened by Thursday's blast. We don't want to be labeled as a group that supports bombings," said a spokesman for Hizbut Thahrir, which last year led protests against the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The bombing came ahead of elections in both Indonesia and Australia, leading to suggestions it may have been timed to influence those results. Indonesian and Australian police, who are cooperating in the investigation, said several suicide bombers were still at large and could be planning more attacks in the world's most populous Muslim nation, reports USATODAY. According to BBC News, police in Indonesia have released dramatic pictures of the bomb attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta. The CCTV footage shows the white mini van believed to have been carrying the explosives approach the embassy. The images - taken from cameras at the scene and released by the Indonesian police - then catch the moment of the blast itself. Nine people were killed and more than 180 were injured in Thursday's explosion in the Indonesian capital. The pictures were taken by security cameras on two separate buildings close to the Australian embassy. The white van is shown moving slowly on the opposite side of the road to the embassy. The driver appears to have then made a u-turn as a short time later the van is picked up again on the second camera moving back towards its target. The recordings, from two security cameras on opposite sides of the street from each other, showed a box-shaped van passing on its way to the embassy, on one of Jakarta's busiest roads, before blowing apart in a flash of smoke and debris, shaking trees and buildings. Then the images blurred. In one scene a man who appears to be a security guard on the opposite side of the street, some 100m from the centre of the blast, doubles over as its full force hits him just before he is covered in a cloud of smoke and dust. National police spokesman Inspector-General Paiman said earlier that police had stepped up efforts to track the militants behind the attack, which killed nine people and injured 182 in Jakarta on Thursday, publishes New Zealand Herald. Read earlier news stories by PRAVDA.Ru

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