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Bali nightclub bombing

Suicide Attack

Event Details
Primary OrganizationJemaah Islamiya
Other OrganizationAl-Qaeda
LocationSari Nightclub, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Additional LocationU.S. Consulate, Jalan Hayman Wuruk 188, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Time Oct. 12, 2002
Victim Deaths2021
ParticipantsHambali (Facilitator) , Dulmatin (Operational Commander) 2, Umar Patek (Facilitator) 2, Imam Samudra (Operational Commander) 3, Huda bin Abdul Haq (Facilitator) 3, Wan Min Wan Mat (Financier) 3
ParticipantsAbu Bakar Bashir (Organizer) , Abu Dujana
Narrative and Notes
ReliableTwo of the three bombings occurred in a tourist district; the third took place outside the U.S. Consulate.

Of the victims, the plurality, 88, were Australian.

Samudra initiated the bomb plot and selected the target and time of the bombings. He also recruited and commanded the team that executed the blasts. Indonesian police found the following message on Samudra?s computer:

"We are responsible for the incident in Legian St. Kuta Bali, at Saturday night, October 12, 2002 also near General Consulate building in Jalan Hayman Wuruk 188, Denpasar, Bali at the same night."1,3
1U.S. Treasury Department press release JS-4179, April 13, 2006.
2Rewards for Justice, viewed Nov. 9, 2006.
3Press release JS-700, U.S. Department of Treasury, Sept. 5, 2003.
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