Two Americans and 88 Australians were among the 202 killed and up to 300 more were injured.
The only news footage we found on Google was from ABC and it
wouldn’t embed may load slowly. Oct. 12, 2002: Nightclubs Bombed in Bali | Video report via ABC News. The video below reportedly started the attack:
Description via Global Jihad, BALI BOMBINGS – 2002
On Saturday 10/12/2002 evening, at about 23:00 local time, in Kuta tourist resort in the South of Bali Island in Indonesia, was subject to a car bomb and suicide attack. The place was crowded with many people, most of them tourists. As a result of the explosions 202 people were killed, 164 of whom were foreign nationals including 88 from Australia. Many hundreds were wounded.
The attack began when a small bomb, detonated through a cell phone exploded outside the USA consulate in the nearby village Denpasar, shortly before 23:00 causing minor injuries to one person. It is assumed that the purpose of this explosion was to divert the local police from the main scene in Kuta.
At 23:05 Pery, a suicide bomber, detonated a bomb in his backpack in the nightclub Paddy’s Pub in Kuta. The explosion caused many clients, with or without injuries, to flee into the street. Some seconds later, a powerful car bomb loaded with 1,000 kg of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, was detonated by another suicide bomber, Arnson, outside the Sari Club, located opposite Paddy’s Pub, causing the main damage in fatalities and property in the densely populated residential and commercial district and shattering windows several blocks away. The car bomb explosion left a one meter deep crater.
The investigation revealed that the attack was carried out by INDONESIAN JI activists under the supervision of Hambali. The masterminds and the planners of the Bali ‘02 Bombings were Noordin Mohammed Top and Dulmatin. The direct commander of the operation was Imam Samudra.
All of the Bali bombers were brought to justice except one lone culprit who remains at Gitmo and may end up in the U.S. even though the Indonesian government is ready to try him and has executed his co-jihadists.
Michelle Malkin reminds the world via Twitter that Today, October 12, marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. Read that and our post USS Cole attacked 12 years ago today, 17 American sailors killed.