Extra Police Out for Bomb Anniversaries

Extra Police Out for Bomb Anniversaries


An extra 100 police from Bali Police Headquarters have been sent to Kuta along with additional Tourist Police members to boost security in the holiday zone over October, the anniversary month of both Bali bombings.

Bali Police spokesman Gede Sugianyar said extra Tourist Police officers would also be sent to other tourist attractions so that visitors would feel comfortable with security measures to protect them.

Sugianyar also said police were continuing with the roll-out of additional closed-circuit television surveillance monitors in key areas.

Bali was hit by suicide blasts at packed nightclubs on Jl Legian on October 12, 2002, in attacks attributed to the Al-Qaeda terrorist network of Osama bin Laden.

Australia suffered the highest casualties, with 88 deaths out of 202 in the biggest loss of life in a terrorist strike since the September 11, 2001, assault in the US.

Revellers from 21 countries as well as Indonesians died in Legian.

Terrorists struck Bali again on October 1, 2005, killing 26 people at restaurants in Kuta and at Jimbaran Bay.

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