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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Indonesia Questions 4 Suspects

BALI, Indonesia -- Indonesian police questioned four men on Thursday over bombs in Bali as Australia warned it had information of new threats against Westerners in the country.

"We are now recommending that all Australians in Indonesia who are concerned about their security should consider departure," said Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

An international team of investigators is hunting for clues that might link radical foreign and Indonesian Islamic groups to the Saturday night attacks which killed more than 180 people.

"I would like to clarify that we haven't arrested anyone yet; we were doing intensive questioning of two people but this is now four," said Indonesian national police spokesman Saleh Saaf.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard flew to Bali for a one-day visit to attend a memorial service. Australia bore the brunt of the casualties from the car bomb blast that ripped through several nightclubs. Two smaller bombs went off in Bali around the same time.

No group has claimed responsibility, but suspicion has fallen on al-Qaida and an Indonesian-based group, Jemaah Islamiah, which some link to al-Qaida.

In Washington, officials said Wednesday the United States had warned the Indonesian government prior to the blasts that tourist areas might be targeted by terrorists.

President Megawati Sukarnoputri is planning to issue an anti-terrorism decree that would give police stronger powers.