Sunday, November 9, 2008

Bali Bombers Executes

Three convicted bombers were executed by firing squad. Imam Samudra, Amrozi bin Nurhasyim and his brother Mukhlas, who is also known as Ali Ghufron, were executed at 12:15 a.m. at Nusa Kampangan prison, said Jasman Panjaitan, a spokesman for Indonesia's attorney-general. Autopsies were performed the men before the bodies were turned over to their families, Panjaitan said. Burial was to take place within 24 hours, per Muslim tradition.

The deadly bombing ripped through two popular nightclubs in Kuta, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in October 2002.The blasts killed 202 people -- more than half foreign tourists -- and injured more than 300. Dozens of victims were burned beyond recognition or blown to pieces by the massive blasts.

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