The reaction: Painful memories for families of victims of the 2002 attacks

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Paul Hussey, 46, was one of the idyllic Indonesian island's leading hoteliers, a man with close bonds with the local community. He was among the 28 Britons who were killed by the Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah on 12 October 2002.

Claire Braden, whose brother Daniel was also killed, said she too was shocked. "It's just very upsetting to see it happening again and it brings it all back," she said. "I'm just hoping it is not on the same scale as it was when Daniel was killed."

Ms Braden and her father, both from Brighton, have set up a charity called Encompass Trust to bring Indonesians to the UK and organise sailing trips. "It is just a very small project to try to combat terrorism, but sadly these bombings today haven't totally surprised me," she said.

Despite yesterday's fresh attacks, Ms Cooper would fly back to Bali immediately if she could afford to. "We were just talking about it. I think the people there are so lovely. My brother used to say the Balinese have a smile for everything."

However, she is furious that the Government is refusing to pay the 26 families any compensation because the attacks happened outside Europe. She cannot afford the fare to take part in next week's third anniversary service in Bali - an event which may now not take place.

The risks of further attacks did not deter her, she added. "You're not safe anywhere. You're in no worse position in London these days, are you?" she said.