Bali bombers reportedly executed on prison island

A local television station said three Indonesian militants have been executed for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people.

A local television station said three Indonesian militants have been executed for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people.

Jasman Panjaitan, a spokesman at the Attorney General’s office, said he had not received official confirmation about their deaths.

But TVOne quoted unnamed officials as saying Imam Samudra, Amrozi Nurhasyim, and Ali Ghufron went before a firing squad on the prison island of Nusakambangan.

The men were found guilty of planning and helping carry out the October 12, 2002 attacks that thrust Indonesia onto the front lines in the war on terrorism.

They never expressed remorse, even taunting relatives of victims at their trials five years ago.

In recent months, the men publicly expressed hope their executions would trigger revenge attacks in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

Police responded by stepping up security at foreign embassies, oil depots and at tourist resorts.

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