2002 Bali terrorist bombing

terrorist attack in Indonesia

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.

2002 Bali bombings
LocationBali, Indonesia
Date12 October 2002
23:05 (UTC+8)
TargetTwo nightclubs with Western clientele, US Consular office
Attack type
Suicide bombing, car bomb, and other bombing
Deaths202
Non-fatal injuries
209
PerpetratorsJemaah Islamiyah members

The bombingsEdit

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.

SuspectsEdit

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.