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SINGAPORE - Bitterness over a bombing by Indonesian marines in Singapore nearly 50 years ago flared up again when two soldiers posed as the bombers at a defence forum, news reports said Friday. 

The Singapore Armed Forces withdrew its delegation from the Jakarta International Defence Dialogue (JIDD) exhibition after the modern Indonesian marines were seen on Wednesday wearing name badges reading Usman and Harun, Today Online reported.

Osman Mohamed Ali and Harun Said were hanged in Singapore for the 1965 bombing of an office building that killed three people, at a time when Singapore was part of Malaysia, which had tense relations with Indonesia.

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