Wed, 25 Sep 2002

Another bomb scare in Palu

PALU, Central Sulawesi: Palu received another bomb threat on Tuesday when a mysterious caller told local police at 3.20 a.m. that a bomb had been placed at Bulava discotheque on Jl. Mohammad Hatta.

But after searching the discotheque for more than two hours, police found only a box containing plastic bags.

Seven bombs have been planted in Palu in the past week, two of which exploded, one at a shopping center and the other near the Alkitab Maranatha school.

The hoaxes usually target public facilities including Palu's Mutiara airport, the Central Sulawesi governor's office and school buildings. --Antara