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2002 Bali terrorist bombing

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2002 Bali bombings
Aftermath of the bombings in Kuta
LocationKuta, Indonesia
Date12 October 2002; 21 years ago (2002-10-12)
11:05 p.m. Central Indonesia Standard Time (UTC+08:00)
TargetTwo nightclubs (Paddy's Pub and Sari Club) with Western clientele, U.S. Consular office
Attack type
Suicide bombing, car bombing
Deaths204 (including both bombers)
PerpetratorsJemaah Islamiyah

The 2002 Bali terrorist bombings took place in Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. The attack was the deadliest act of terrorism in the history of Indonesia. Kuta is a popular tourist destination. 202 people were killed. 164 of them were foreigners, 38 were Indonesian citizens. Most of those killed were Australians, Britons and Indonesians. In addition, 209 people were injured.

The bombings[change | change source]

At around 11 in the evening, a bomb destroyed a bar on Bali. The bomb was in a backpack, and only the person that owned it died. A few seconds later, a larger bomb went off. This bomb was close to 1,000 kilograms.

Attackers[change | change source]

A terrorist group called Jemaah Islamiyah are believed to be responsible for making and exploding the device.

In total, four people were charged with the terrorist attack. An Indonesian court sentenced three of them to death. One person received a long prison sentence.