Missy Elliott Cancels Concert Due To Terror Concerns

Entertainer Missy Elliott canceled a concert in

Indonesia after warnings about terrorist attacks in the country.

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta warned Americans

about the potential attacks in Indonesia, which has been the site of two major

bombings.

"We’ve sent out another warden message,

which is a message to American citizens residing in Indonesia, about the need

to be continuously vigilant and careful in their movement in Indonesia, to continue

to be aware of their surroundings, to be aware of the continued potential for

terrorist attacks against Americans or American interests," said Stanley

Harsha, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta.

Elliott was to perform in Jakarta on Wednesday

during her international tour. Other acts, such as Korn and Enrique Iglesias

ignored warnings issued in the past, but Elliott and company decided not to

take the risk, like many other performers.

In December of 2002, a popular tourist section

on the island of Bali was bombed, killing 202 people, mostly foreigners.

In August of 2003, a powerful bomb exploded outside

the JW Marriott Hotel in the Mega Kuningan business complex in Kuningan, South

Jakarta, killing 13 people.

The alleged mastermind of the Bali bombings,

a member of extremist group Jemaah Islamiyah, was arrested and charged in connection

with the attacks.

Yesterday, three alleged accomplices of the Bali

bombings were acquitted of aiding in the attack. The promoter of the show apologized

and said that ticket holders will be entitled to a full refund.

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