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Last Updated: Saturday, 8 October 2005, 07:21 GMT 08:21 UK
Bali bombs death toll rises to 23
Noordin Mohamed Top, photo released by police 3 Nov, 2003,
Police said they just missed suspect Noordin Mohamed Top
One of the people injured in the Bali suicide attacks a week ago has died, bringing the death toll to 23.

A hospital official said Endri Kartika, who was working in Raja's restaurant on Kuta Beach at the time of the attack, died on Friday from internal bleeding.

Police say they have a number of leads in tracing those behind the attacks.

A man believed to have masterminded the latest Bali bombings and other attacks, Noordin Mohamed Top, was almost caught in a raid on Friday, police said.

The Malaysian fugitive had fled the property in central Java just hours earlier, according to Abdul Madjid, chief commissioner for the city of Solo.

Officers are giving away few details of the latest stage of the investigation, the BBC's Rachel Harvey in Jakarta says.

'New generation'

The woman who died is the 15th Indonesian victim to die in the bombings, which also killed four Australians and a Japanese, as well as the three bombers.

Almost 150 people were injured in the explosions last weekend, among them 100 Indonesians and 29 Australians.

Police have still not named the three suicide bombers who carried out the latest Bali attacks.

Dulmatin

They are investigating reports that a man named Gareng from Solo could be one of those involved, Mr Madjid said.

Bali's police chief, Made Mangku Pastika, has described the suicide bombers as coming from a "new generation" of militants.

But he did not completely rule out a connection with those responsible for the attacks three years ago, saying it was possible they may have trained the suicide bombers.

Police attention continues to focus on Jemaah Islamiah (JI), although experts say the group has changed markedly from its previous structure.

Noordin Top and another Malaysian, Azahari Husin, are still on the run, but much of the old network has been disbanded due to the arrest of key personnel and internal splits.

The US has announced a $10m (5.7m) reward for information leading to the capture or death of Dulmatin, believed to be a senior JI figure and another key suspect in the 2002 Bali bombings.

A second reward of $1m (570,000) is offered for the arrest of Umar Patek, also suspected of being involved in the 2002 Bali attack.

The pair are thought to be hiding with the militant group Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.


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