Revisited

Thirteen years after Bali bombings, tourists return but painful memories remain

On October 12, 2002, Indonesia was hit by mass terrorism. A twin bombing targeted a bar and nightclub on the island of Bali. A total of 202 people lost their lives, most of them tourists, and hundreds more were injured. The attack was led by a commando of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), linked to al Qaeda.

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Thirteen years on, Bali has regained its serenity and tourists have returned. But behind the paradise of the island and the smiles of the Indonesian people, memories remain of a night that left behind a deep trauma and many unanswered questions.

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