Bali bombings memorial service

Memorial services are taking place in Bali and in the UK to mark the tenth anniversary of the bombings on the island that killed 202 people, including 28 Britons.

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28 British citizens 'left behind 28 grieving families'

A memorial in London to remember the victims of the Bali bombings has begun by paying tribute to the British victims, and their families:

"Among the dead, were 28 British citizens who left behind 28 grieving families. Their mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, will not just remember them on this anniversary - they will remember them every day."

Speechess begin at memorial in London to remember Bali victims Credit: ITV News


Cameron: Bali was an attack on us all

A decade ago today in Bali, one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in history claimed the lives of 202 innocent people from 23 countries, including 28 from Britain.

As the London memorial states, they were robbed of life, but their spirit enriches ours. Our thoughts remain with their families on this tragic anniversary.

Just like 9/11 in America and 7/7 in London, the attack on Bali was an attack on us all. It taught us just how the security of our countries is now so inevitably intertwined.

But it also showed us that we can and must stand together, united against those who threaten our way of life with extremist attacks.

In the 10 years since that terrible day, Indonesia, the most populous Muslim population on the planet, has firmly rejected extremism and shown us all that religion and democracy can live side by side

– David Cameron

Ten years on from Bali, emotions 'incredibly raw'

People are at all different stages of grieving and loss. For some the emotion you can tell is incredibly raw still.

Others who were very, very young, kids who lost parents very young at the time, sharing their reflections too and talking about where their lives are up to today, so it's a really mixed picture of how people have got on with their lives and how they're experiencing grief today.

But it's been an incredible privilege to just have the opportunity to spend some time and talk to some of the victims and family members and those who did so much during our critical time of need of ordinary things to help Australians out.

– Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia
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