WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department urged Americans Saturday to put off any planned trips to Indonesia and warned that terrorists there may be plotting more attacks against foreigners.
The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta has received information indicating extremist groups may target American interests in Indonesia, particularly U.S. government officials and facilities.
"The attack in Bali, which took place in an area with a large number of foreign tourists, clearly indicates that this threat also extends to private American citizens," the department said in a statement.
The car bomb that exploded on the resort island of Bali Oct. 12 killed more than 180 people -- most of them Australians -- and forced Indonesia's government to acknowledge for the first time that Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network is active in the southeast Asian archipelago.
Between one and four Americans -- in addition to the two Americans killed in the blast and four others known to be injured -- remain unaccounted for, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher has said.
A failed grenade attack on September 23, 2002, in a residential neighborhood where the U.S. Embassy owns property resulted in the death of one of the attackers.
No Americans were injured but the State Department said it is "deeply concerned" about the incident and working closely with the Indon-esian national police to determine the attackers' motive.
The department has ordered the evacuation of U.S. government personnel in non-emergency positions and all family members and advises other Americans remaining in Indonesia to "evaluate their security posture and consider departing the country."
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