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Police find cakes, not bomb, in Jakarta building JAKARTA - Police said on Tuesday a suspicious package found at Jakarta's high-rise Deutsche Bank building, which houses most of Indonesia's foreign media, contained cakes, not a bomb. Occupants were evacuated at around 1 p.m. (0600 GMT) after the package was found in the building, which is next to the British embassy.
"The result of the search was that the package was a box of cakes," said a police officer at the Menteng police precinct who declined to be identified. Central Jakarta police chief Edmon Ilyas earlier told Reuters a bomb squad team had been called in to examine the package. Embassies and foreigners in the world's most populous Muslim nation have been on heightened alert since last month's bomb attacks on the tourist island of Bali that killed more than 180 people, most of them foreign tourists.
The Australian and U.S. embassies in Jakarta issued notices on Friday saying they had received "credible information" about the possible targeting of international schools associated or identified with Western interests. The warnings prompted the closure of several international schools in Jakarta. They remained shut on Tuesday. A number of bomb threats and scares have occurred in Jakarta since the Bali attack.
But in North Sumatra province the scare was real late on Monday when a crude bomb exploded in front of a village co-operative, wounding four guards. Antara national news agency quoted North Sumatra police spokesman Amrin Karim as saying the blast was believed to have been the result of a dispute at the co-operative.
Bombs, big and small, sporadically rock parts of sprawling Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago, with causes varying from petty fights to communal clashes to terrorist attacks, although the Bali explosions were by far the deadliest.



Posted in Terrorism @ 20 November 2002 00:01 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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