Relatives and survivors of the 2002 Bali bombing victims gather in front of the 2002 Bali Bombing memorial Monument during the 12th anniversary in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 12 October 2014. The 12 October 2002 terrorist attacks in Kuta claimed the lives of 202 people, including 88 Australians.
Relatives and survivors of the 2002 Bali bombing victims gather in front of the 2002 Bali Bombing memorial Monument during the 12th anniversary in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 12 October 2014. The 12 October 2002 terrorist attacks in Kuta claimed the lives of 202 people, including 88 Australians. EPA - MADE NAGI

Weekend a moment to remember those who died in Bali bombings

AUSTRALIANS paused at the weekend to remember those family and friends who were killed in the Bali terrorist bombings.

It has been 12 years since three terrorist car bombs were exploded in the Kuta nightclub district of the popular tourist destination.

Eighty eight Australians were among the 202 people killed when bombs exploded at Paddy's Bar and the Sari Club on October 12, 2002.

A further 240 were injured in the attack.

Memorial services were held at Kings Park in Perth and at Coogee Beach in Sydney to mark the anniversary.

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday the senseless attack has had a profound and lasting effect not only on the survivors, families, and friends of the victims, but also on the wider Australian community.

"The bombings of 2002 and subsequent terrorist attacks have also brought Australia and Indonesia closer together in our determination to eradicate the threat of violent extremism in the region and globally," she said.

"This is an opportunity to remember those who suffered and died, and my thoughts are with all who continue to grieve for their loved ones.

"We also pay tribute to those who survived and who have courageously rebuilt their lives." - APN NEWSDESK.


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