Fifteen years ago, terrorist bombs took 200 innocent lives at Bali’s Sari Club and Paddy’s Bar. Yesterday survivors, family and friend have gathered to pay their respects to the victims them on Oct 12 at Kuta’s Ground Zero.
A Jakarta court has sentenced a female would-be suicide bomber to seven and a half years in prison, prosecutors and her lawyer said, the first time a woman has been convicted in Indonesia for planning such an attack.
Indonesian Military (TNI) has detected 50 people suspected of being part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror network on the island of Bali, it’s just the official count and that there could be more.
The October 12, 2002, Bali resort island attacks, which occurred near the US consulate, killed 202 people. A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a nightclub jammed with tourists at a popular beach, killing many instantly and forcing others to run outside. Another suicide bomber detonated a massive bomb loaded into a car parked on the street in front of two clubs.
Bali police wasted no time at all in responding to a suicide bombing at a bus terminal in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta that killed three policemen.
Indonesian authorities are investigating whether a suspected militant arrested last week was plotting an attack on the resort island of Bali, police said.
Indonesian authorities have tightened security in Bali, a police official said late on Monday, after reports at the weekend of a suspected militant plot to attack the holiday island.
Recent indications suggest that terrorists may be in the advanced stages of preparing attacks in Indonesia
Islamic State (IS) members are looking at cyanide poisoning as a means of terror, Indonesian police have said.
“Our members are currently present in Denpasar and Singaraja” and threatened “to blow up these cities in the name of Allah.”