Victims of 2002 Bali bombings remembered

A memorial service has been held on the Indonesian Island of Bali to remember the victims of the 2002 terrorist bombings that killed more than 200 people.

Tuesday marked the 19th anniversary of the attack. About 100 people, including relatives of the victims as well as counter-terrorism officials, gathered at the site of the attack.

They lit candles in front of a monument inscribed with victims' names, and offered prayers.

A man who lost the sight of one eye in the incident said he hopes Indonesia will become a country where people can live without fear of terrorism.

Members of the Jemaah Islamiah militant group detonated bombs in a busy district on October 12, 2002, killing 202 people. Most were foreign tourists.

The group is believed to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda. It has carried out terrorist attacks across Indonesia after the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

The Indonesian government is on the alert for acts of terrorism in the country as the Taliban took power in Afghanistan and the Islamic State militant group has been carrying out terrorist attacks there.