White doves are released to signify the 88 Australian lives lost in the 2002 Bali bombings, at the Bali Memorial at Dolphins Point, Coogee in Sydney.
White doves are released to signify the 88 Australian lives lost in the 2002 Bali bombings, at the Bali Memorial at Dolphins Point, Coogee in Sydney. MICK TSIKAS

Doves honour 88 lost in Bali bombs

FLOWERS were laid and 88 doves released at a Sydney memorial service yesterday - the 15th anniversary of the October 2002 Bali bombings.

Of the 88 Australians killed in the attack by Islamic terrorists on Paddy's Pub and the Sari Club in Kuta, almost a quarter were from Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, including members of the Coogee Dolphins rugby league club.

Family and friends of the slain gathered at the Bali Memorial at Dolphins Point, Coogee to remember those who died after two bombs ripped through the tourist district of Kuta, killing 202 people. A further 209 people were injured.

On November 8, 2008, three key players in the bombings - Imam Samudra, Amrozi Nurhasyim and Huda bin Abdul Haq - were executed by firing squad on the Indonesia island prison of Nusakambangan.



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