Sunday, October 12, 2014

Indonesia: October 12, 2002 Bali Bombings Leave a Permanent Scar on Families, Survivors, Injured

According to APN and http://www/gympietimes.com.aupaused to remember the 202 lives that perished when IEDs detonated at Paddy's Bar and the Sari Club on October 12, 2002 on the 12th anniversary of the Bali bombings.

The epicenter of the attack was in Kuta, Bali, including those of 88 Australians. 
It has been 12 years since three terrorist car-bombs were detonated in the Kuta nightclub district of Bali.

Additionally, 240 others were injured in the catastrophic death-toll.
Memorial services were also held at Kings Park in Perth and at Coogee Beach in Sydney to mark the powerful anniversary.
COMMENT: Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday (October 12, 2014) the senseless attack has had a profound and lasting effect not only on the survivors, families, and friends of the victims, but also on the wider Australian community.
"The bombings of 2002 and subsequent terrorist attacks have also brought Australia and Indonesia closer together in our determination to eradicate the threat of violent extremism in the region and globally," she said.
"This is an opportunity to remember those who suffered and died, and my thoughts are with all who continue to grieve for their loved ones. We also pay tribute to those who survived and who have courageously rebuilt their lives," the Foreign Minister emphasized.

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