Threat looms over Bali bombing 10th anniversary

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Associated Press

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A decade after twin bombs destroyed a holiday in paradise for tourists partying at two jumping nightclubs near the beach in Bali, survivors and victims' families braved a fresh terrorism threat to remember those lost to the tragedy.

Security was tight Friday with more than 2,000 police and military, including snipers, deployed to guard the memorial service after reports involving the "certain movement" of terrorists were announced two days earlier.

The 2002 bombing was Asia's deadliest terror strike, killing 202 people — including 88 Australians and seven Americans — and injuring more than 240 on Indonesia's resort island. The attack, carried out by the al-Qaida-linked group Jemaah Islamiyah, started a wave of violence in the world's most-populous Muslim nation that hit an embassy, hotels and restaurants.

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