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Indonesia / Jakarta Hotel Bombing / Al Qaeda Patterns #734423

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 05, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Jakarta: Neal Karlinsky) The car bombing of a Marriott hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, featured; scenes shown of the bombed-out building & the injured while witness accounts are translated. The Bali bombing ten months ago by Islamic extremists {Jemaah Islamiah} recalled.

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The investigation into whether the audiotape released by Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden††'s top lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahiri triggered the Indonesia bombing featured; details given of the patterns of Al Qaeda attacks. [Former FBI counterterrorism official Jack CLOONAN†- says Zawahiri is the engine that drives the Al Qaeda train; states the goal is to install fear.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Further coverage of the Indonesia attack on "Nightline" noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Karlinsky, Neal;
Thomas, Pierre

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