Bali Bombing

Bali Bombing

On 12 October 2002, a deadly act of terrorism occurred in the tourist district of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. The first bomb exploded inside Paddy’s Irish Pub on the Kuta Beach tourist strip. A second, larger bomb was detonated in a van outside the Sari club. 202 people were killed (88 Australians and 38 Indonesian nationals) and 204 were injured by the blasts. The perpetrators were members of Jemaah Islamiyah, a violent Islamist group and the bombings were in retaliation for support of US war on terror and Australia’s participation in the liberation of East Timor. Three individuals were charged for their involvement. Amrozi bin Haji Nurhasyim, Imam Samudra and Ali Ghufron were executed on 9 November 2008.