They were "instantly dead" after being shot, he said.By first light, mobs of supporters had descended on the men's home towns for their funerals, chanting jihadist slogans, clashing with police and threatening foreign journalists.An exception was made for the Qatari-based news service al-Jazeera.But, despite the calls of the Bali bombers for vengeance upon their deaths and warnings from the Australian Government, there were no immediate reprisal terrorist attacks yesterday. We have no information about [terrorist plots]," said Abubakar Nataprawira, a spokesman for Indonesian police.INDONESIA is on high alert for terrorist attacks and mob violence, fearing radicals will take revenge for the execution of the three Bali bombers.
Tied to posts in a clearing near their prison in Central Java and shot by firing squads at the same time, the men ended their lives despised by most but revered by their followers as martyrs and holy warriors."They are coming, they are coming," they screamed as they looked at the birds, known in Javanese lore for arriving when dead bodies are present.Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical cleric and co-founder of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah, arrived in Tenggulun on Saturday to praise the bombers.The threats were an indication of the widespread resentment towards foreigners, and Australians in particular, after the executions.The Rudd Government stepped up its warnings to Australians about the dangers of travel to Indonesia and Bali.
Onlookers from neighbouring villages watched the procession of the men's bodies through town to their eventual burial place, a new, large purpose-built plot in a grove of mango trees across the road from the town cemetery.