Aussies to mark bomb anniversary in Bali
Australian and Indonesian survivors of the 2002 Bali bombings will attend a solemn commemoration service to mark the eighth anniversary of the devastating attacks on Tuesday.
The attacks on two popular Bali nightspots on October 12, 2002 killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.
About 80 people, including survivors and family members of people who perished, are expected to attend a commemoration service at Australia’s Bali consulate.
Acting Ambassador Paul Robilliard, Acting Consul General Brent Hall and Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika will deliver speeches at the service before a laying of wreaths.
The federal government recently warned Australians visiting Bali for the commemorations of the possibility of fresh terrorist attacks.
"Australians planning to visit Bali to attend the commemorative services should note that the government continues to recommend that Australians reconsider their need to travel to Indonesia, including Bali, due to the very high threat of terrorist attack," the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a travel advisory.
"We continue to receive credible information that terrorists could be planning attacks in Indonesia which could take place at any time."
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