Indonesia's Bali bombing victims remembered

13:26, October 13, 2010      

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A solemn memorial service was held at the Australian consulate in Bali, Indonesia to commemorate the victims of bombings of the Sari Club and Paddy's Bar in Bali province's Kuta in 2002.

Families, relatives and friends of some of the victims gathered and tearful mourners observed a moment of silence and took turns laying wreaths and bouquets at the base of a wooden memorial cross on Tuesday, the Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday.

The Australian Embassy's Charge d'Affaires Paul Robilliard said that his country would continue to stand firmly with Indonesia in the struggle against terrorism. "We congratulate the Indonesian government and the police on their success in arresting key members of the terrorist network, including those associated with the July 17 bombing and the Aceh network," he said in a speech.

Australian Lance Larcombe comes to Bali every October to mark the anniversary. "I make the journey every year, and I am still sad after eight years," he said.

Takako Suzuki, who lost her son, Keo Kosuke Suzuki, and her daughter-in-law, Yuka Suzuki, said she still feels sad and angry.

"But (the terrorists) continue to plot and kill people," she said as she held back her tears.

The bombings blamed on the militant Jemaah Islamiyah network linked to Al-Qaeda, killed over 200 people.



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