Ten years on, Bali remembers bomb dead
INDONESIA: Hundreds of survivors and relatives of the dead on Friday
paid tearful tributes to the 202 people killed in the Bali bombings 10
years ago, when Islamist extremists unleashed terror on partying
On October 12, 2002, suicide bombers attacked two packed nightspots
on the holiday island, pitching Indonesia into a battle with Islamic
militancy and dealing a morale-sapping blow to Australia, which lost 88
Mourners gathered in Bali shaded themselves under Australian flags as
they listened solemnly to a mournful roll call of the dead, some crying
or leaning on loved ones’ shoulders as they observed a minute’s silence.
Families of the Australian victims, many of whom were youthful
holidaymakers and members of touring sports teams, made the journey to
Bali seeking closure to a painful decade.