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Indonesian media reflect Bali pain
Bomb damaged restaurant in Kuta
Security officials inspect bomb damaged restaurant

Newspapers and news websites in Indonesia are quick to point out that Bali is no stranger to the kind of bombings that took place on the resort island on Saturday.

Headlines in leading dailies reflect the repeat nature of the attacks, three years after the nightclub attacks that killed 202 people, among them many Western tourists.

"Bali again torn apart by bombs", reads a headline in Surabaya's Jawa Pos.

"Bali bombed again," proclaims Media Indonesia.

"Bombs again blast Bali", says Kompas.

In Bali's capital, Denpasar, the Bali Post carries a comprehensive list of the dead and injured - most of them Indonesian.

Personal tragedy

A report on the Detikom website looks at one woman's story.

"Ratih slain seeking grilled fish for dinner," says a report about Ratih Tedjoyanti, from Jakarta, who was visiting Bali with her family to celebrate the birth of a relative's new-born baby.

She was buying fish from a roadside stall outside one of the targets, the Kafe Nyoman in Jimbaran, when "she found her preordained fate. Ratih was doomed to lose her life. The bomb that exploded tore her body apart".

I understand your feelings in Bali
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono quoted in Kompas
Her Japanese husband, 36, and her eight-year-old daughter were some 50m away. The husband was seriously injured but the girl was unscathed.

A report in Kompas quotes the president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as saying: "I understand your feelings in Bali, and we will work to prevent acts of terrorism by continuing to enhance intelligence and immigration activities."

The president said the government had "got to work within 10 minutes" of receiving news of the attacks.

The broadcast media in Indonesia has covered the attacks extensively, with some TV coverage showing graphic and disturbing pictures of dead bodies.

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