In Indonesia, Three key players of the 2002 Bali bombings have been executed. A spokesman for the Attorney Generals office says the three men were executed late on Saturday, by firing squad, several miles from their high security prison on Nusakambangan island.
L-R: Ali Ghufron, Imam Samudra and Amrozi in prison in Indonesia. Three Islamists sentenced to death for the Bali bombings which killed 202 people were executed by firing squad at midnight Saturday (1700 GMT), local television reported.[AFP/File/Bay Ismoyo]
It's widely believed that the 2002 attack, which left 202 people dead, was funded by al-Qaida and carried out by members of the Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah.
The victims were mostly revellers fleeing the first blast, and they included 88 Australians, 28 Britons, and 8 Americans. At their trial, the three bombers confessed their role in the attack, but never expressed any remorse.
(CCTV November 9, 2008)