Indonesia 'executes' Bali bombers

The bombers said they were keen to be "martyrs"

Three Islamic militants condemned to death for the 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people have been executed by firing squad, their lawyers say.
Imam Samudra, 38, Amrozi Nurhasyim, 47, and Ali Ghufron (Mukhlas), 48, died from shots to the heart on the island prison of Nusakambangan, local TV said.
They were found guilty of planning twin attacks on nightclubs at the resort of Kuta, popular with Western tourists.
There has been no official confirmation of the executions.
The BBC's Lucy Williamson, in Cilacap, near the prison, says the three men were taken from their cells and driven to the execution site at midnight local time (1700 GMT).
The execution took place in the darkness surrounded by forest and a handful of witnesses.
High alert

Paddy's Bar and Sari Club in the resort of Kuta targeted
202 killed from 21 countries, including 88 Australians, 38 Indonesians and 26 Britons
Severe damage within a 100m (150-yard) radius of the bombs
Militant group Jemaah Islamiah blamed for the bombings

The deaths will not evoke much sympathy in Indonesia and many people believe the executions should have been carried out much sooner, our correspondent says.
Officials had said the three would be shot in early November but no date had been announced in advance.
Security forces have been on high alert across the country amid fears of reprisal attacks.
Members of radical groups have been gathering for days at the bombers' home villages to pay their respects.
A brother of two of the bombers is at the prison to help prepare the bodies before they are flown back to their home villages.

Supporters of the bombers have been gathering in their home villages

The dead men had apparently requested no autopsy and they had asked not to be buried in state shrouds, but in material brought specially from their family homes. The bombings were blamed on the militant group Jemaah Islamiah, widely regarded as a regional affiliate of the al-Qaeda network.
Since they were sentenced the bombers made several appeals for leniency.
However, they also said they were keen to be "martyrs" for their dream of creating a South East Asian caliphate.
A last-minute appeal by relatives of the bombers was rejected by a Supreme Court judge earlier this week.