Added On: Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Harsh Reality

Five years of bomb blasts that have exposed Indonesia

1 October 2005
At least two bombs explode at crowded restaurants on Bali, killing at least 25. Officials blame unnamed terrorists.

9 September 2004
A suicide car bomb outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta kills 11. Six alleged members of the Jemaah Islamiyah terror group have been convicted for the attack.

5 August 2003
A car bomb in Jakarta kills 12 people and wounds 150. Fifteen alleged Jemaah Islamiyah operatives convicted over the blast.

5 December 2002
Bomb explodes outside a McDonald's restaurant on Sulawesi, killing three people. Jemaah Islamiyah-linked militants blamed.

12 October 2002
Two bombs explode on Bali, killing 202 people. Thirty-three alleged Jemaah Islamiyah operatives have been convicted so far.

25 December 2000
Bombs explode at 11 churches across the country, killing 19 people. The attacks have been blamed on Jemaah Islamiyah.

13 September 2000
A car bomb explodes inside the garage of the Jakarta Stock Exchange building, killing 10 people. Perpetrators of the attack unknown.

1 August, 2000
Bomb kills two and seriously injures the Philippine ambassador to Indonesia.

The latest blast was so uncalled for..
i so thought we were over this..
when can we put our guard down.?
will we ever ?


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