2002 Bali bombings

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Event.png 2002 Bali bombings (bombing)
2002 Bali bombing.jpg
Date 23:05, 12 October 2002
Location Bali,  Indonesia
Blamed on Jemaah Islamiyah members,  al-Qaeda
Type bombing
Deaths 202
Injured (non-fatal) 209

Official Narrative

At 23:05 Central Indonesian Time (15:05 UTC) on 12 October 2002, a bomb detonated inside the nightclub Paddy's Pub causing many people to flee into the street. Twenty seconds later, a second and much more powerful bomb went off. This was hidden inside a white Mitsubishi van outside the Sari Club, opposite Paddy's Pub. Damage to the densely populated residential and commercial district was immense, destroying neighbouring buildings and shattering windows several blocks away. The car bomb explosion left a one metre deep crater. The 202 people killed were mostly tourists from Australia or Europe - over 20 countries in all.

A comparatively small bomb detonated outside the U.S. consulate in Denpasar, which is thought to have exploded shortly before the two Kuta bombs, caused minor injuries to one person and property damage was minimal.

Wikipedia reports that "FBI agent Ali Soufan confirmed that al-Qaeda did in fact finance the attack".

Dissent

In 2005, the former President of Indonesia, Abdurrahman Wahid stated that "The orders to do this or that came from within our armed forces not from the fundamentalist people", i.e. that he believed the bombing was a false flag attack. Asked who he thought planted the second bomb, he replied "Maybe the police... or the armed forces."[1]

Dimitri Khalezov claimed in 2010 that mini nuclear bombs were used for the bombing.[2]  

The Official Culprits

Name
Al-Qaeda
Jemaah Islamiyah members


References


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