UPDATE: SHOCKA! It was Islam.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says [Muslim] terrorists are to blame for Friday's twin hotel bombings in the capital, Jakarta. The attacks appear to be a setback to Indonesia's relatively successful counter terrorism campaign. Security analysts say the regional terrorist network, Jemaah Islamiyah, which has a history of bombings in Indonesia and lose ties to al qaeda was responsible for the attacks on the luxury hotels.
Obama's homeland, the country where he grew up, suffered fatal blasts on Western targets.
The country's Metro TV reported that one blast hit the Ritz-Carlton and the other, the Marriott Hotel.
Television footage showed the facade of one of the hotels had been torn off by the blast.
The BBC's Karishma Vaswani, outside the Marriott, said ambulances are present and security is extremely tight.
South Jakarta police Col Firman Bundi said four people who died were foreigners, reported AP.
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At least 11 of those injured were foreigners, according to the Associated Press.
Jakarta police spokesman Chrysnanda Dwilaksana told Reuters all of the dead were at the Marriott, which had been hit with by a car bomb in 2003. Twelve people died in that attack.
"There were explosions heard from two separate places," said South Jakarta Police Chief Firman Santyabudi. "We are still trying to check because right now we are still helping the victims.