Bali bombings 2: Suicide bombers captured on camera

Indonesian bloggers reacted almost instantly hearing the news of another bombs explodes in Bali.

Google Blogsearch recorded 157 blogs in Indonesian language posting about Bali Bombing on 1st October just after the series of bombs exploded on 6.50 pm Jakarta's time or 7.50 Bali's time.

Most offers condolences for the victims, many are very angry with the cowardly terrorist act.

The bombs came just after the governments announced another “bombs” in the form of fuel prices 185% (in averages) increase (!). Several cynical souls in the Internet suggested that the Bali bombing timing is too conveniently diverting people attention from the hike.

Bayu Cahyadi, a residence of Kuta Bali was at an office party in Sanur area where first he realized about the bombing from a friend SMS message from Bandung, West Java, asking whether he's okay.

The news cut the party short and on the way to his house ambulance's siren could be heard going back and forth.

The bombing location apparently is not only known as a tourist hang out place like Sari Club (2002 bombing location), but also places that popular with Indonesian tourist and Bali residences.

Mungky wrote on her post to friends and family, the Jimbaran bombing locations, just behind Four Season hotel is mostly visited by domestic tourist and well known for a place people come to enjoy the best seafood in Bali, that's why most of the victims are Indonesian.

The Raja Restaurant at Kuta Town Square, another bombing location, is also a popular shopping complex just besides the Kuta beach where it usually fully packs specially during Saturday night.

The authorities are almost sure that the bombing this time done by a team of suicide bombers working together and several amateur video has able to capture perpetrators using backpack on camera.

Pocut Humaira in Jakarta posted on Humairaku based on the amateur video how the alleged terrorist can be seen walking calmly wearing black t-shirt entering Raja Restaurant.

At that time, no one can detect and expect the terrorist since Kuta Square where the restaurant located is an open mall with many shops and cafes.

Another amateur camera also captures the situation in Jimbaran. The first bomb exploded at Café Nyoman, and in the interval of two minutes another one explodes at Café Manage.

Fahmi has posted the remaining pictures of three suspected suicide bombers on his blog.

September and Octobers seems like terrorist favorite months to take action, a fact that unfortunately has been warned in August by President SBY, as noted on Macam-Macam.

The number of victims reach 22 lives, among the bombing victim is Ratih Tejoyanti, third daugther of Indonesian Parliament member Soekardjo Hardjosoewirjo.

Fatih, here has the list of Bali Bomb Blast Victims translated from Harian Bali Pos.

My condolences to all the families of the Bali Bombing victims. Terrorist act that prey innocent victims to achieve their goals has no place in the world and will proven fruitless.

I hope there will be enough moral and power support now to hunt down and sterilized the country from any kind of terrorism.


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