On this day in 2002, some 202 people were killed after two bombs were exploded in a busy nightclub area in the Kuta tourist district of the Indonesian island Bali. The first bomb exploded in Paddy's Irish Bar and the second explosion occurred in a van outside the Sari nightclub. The bombings were the work of the al Qaida-linked terror group Jemaah Islamiyah. Memorial services in Kuta, Indonesia
, London (on the HMS Belfast)
, and Sydney
(as well as many other cities in Australia) mark what is still the deadliest day of terror since September 11.
Labels: al Qaeda, Al-Qa'idah, Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaida, Bali, Indonesia, Jema'ah Islamiyah, September 11