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11/10/05 World News: Jordan Hunts for Masterminds of Hotel Bombings That Killed 56


Jordan has launched a hunt for the masterminds of Wednesday's suicide bombings at three Western hotels in Amman that killed at least 56 people and wounded more than 100 others.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's "al-Qaida in Iraq" terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks on the Radisson hotel, the Grand Hayatt hotel and the Days Inn hotel. That claim was made in an Internet posting.

Iraqi police say at least 30 people were killed and more than a dozen others wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a Baghdad restaurant today (Thursday). Officials say several policemen were among the victims, who were having breakfast in the restaurant, when the bomber walked in and detonated his explosives laden vest.

Indonesian authorities have confirmed the death of one of the most wanted terrorists in Southeast Asia. Officials say fingerprint analysis identifies Azahari bin Husin as one of three militants killed during a police raid Wednesday on their hideout in East Java. Authorities believe the militants may have blown themselves up to avoid capture.

Night-time curfews have gone into effect in more than 30 French cities and towns, and the country's worst unrest in decades is showing signs of abating. Police say 482 vehicles were burned across the country overnight, and 203 people were arrested. But there were no reports of injuries, and police say the number of violent incidents has dropped since the curfews took effect.

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