A memorial ceremony was held on the 12th, 19 years after the bombing terrorist attack that killed about 200 people including Japanese people in Bali, Indonesia.

As the situation in Afghanistan increased the vigilance against extremist groups in Indonesia, the bereaved families prayed that terrorism would not occur again.

In Bali, Indonesia, in October 2002, members of the Southeast Asian terrorist organization "Jemaah Islamiyah" exploded a bomb, killing 202 people, including two Japanese.



On the 12th, 19 years after the incident, a memorial ceremony was held on the site of the nightclub, where about 100 people, including bereaved families and officials of the National Counterterrorism Agency, gathered.



Attendees mourned the victims with candles in front of a memorial with the names of the deceased.



The organization that caused the incident is said to be cooperating with the international terrorist organization "Al Qaeda", and after the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001, terrorism was repeated in various parts of Indonesia.



This time in Afghanistan, the Islamist Taliban regained power and terrorist attacks by the extremist organization IS = Islamic State continued, and the Indonesian government said that domestic extremist organizations could intensify their activities. Being vigilant, the bereaved families prayed that terrorism would not occur again.



A 50-year-old man who lost his eyesight in the incident said, "I don't need terrorists anymore. I want the country to be a country where people can live with peace of mind without causing victims like me."

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