Timeline: Bombings in Indonesia

Following is a chronology of major blasts in Indonesia in recent years.

A bomb exploded on Saturday in the market in the town of Palu
A bomb exploded on Saturday in the market in the town of Palu

31 December – A bomb packed with nails exploded in a crowded market in Palu in eastern Indonesia, killing seven people and wounding 47.

2 October – Suicide bombers linked to the Jemaah Islamiah network set off three blasts on the resort island of Bali that killed 23 people, including foreign tourists. More than 100 people were wounded.

28 May – Two bombs rip through a busy market in a Christian town in eastern Indonesia, killing 22 people.

13 November 2004 – An explosion near a police station on the eastern island of Sulawesi kills five people and wounds four.

9 September 2004 – A powerful bomb explodes near the Australian embassy in central Jakarta, killing 10 Indonesians and wounding more than 100. The Jemaah Islamiah is accused of the attack.

10 January 2004 – Four people are killed by a bomb in a karaoke cafe in Palopo on Sulawesi island.

5 August 2003 – Bomb outside JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta kills 12 people, including a Dutchman, and wounds 150. The Jemaah Islamiah is blamed.

5 December 2002 – Blast in a McDonald’s restaurant in eastern town of Makassar kills three.

12 October 2002 – Blasts on the tourist island of Bali kill 202 people, many of them foreign tourists, including 88 Australians. The Jemaah Islamiah is blamed.

24 December 2000 – Series of blasts at Jakarta churches and elsewhere in the country kill 17 people and wound about 100. At first thought by some to have political motivations, these blasts are later tied to the Jemaah Islamiah.

13 September 2000 – Blast at stock exchange in Jakarta kills 15 and wounds dozens.

1 August 2000 – The Philippine ambassador is among dozens wounded in a blast outside his Jakarta home. Two people are killed.

Source : Reuters

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