2002 Bali terrorist bombing
|2002 Bali bombings|
|Date||12 October 2002 |
|Target||Two nightclubs with Western clientele, US Consular office|
|Suicide bombing, car bomb, and other bombing|
|Perpetrators||Jemaah Islamiyah members|
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 or 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.
Suspects[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.