Police hunting down person planting bombs

Ambon, Maluku (ANTARA News) - The local police is hunting down a person suspected of planting two locally assembled bombs at the yard of Pattimura airport here recently. "It is true that the Bagula police resort is conducting an investigation including interrogating three witnesses who found the bombs put in two plastic bags," chief of the Maluku provincial police`s public relations service Adjunct Chief Commissioner D.A. Widjarnarko said on Tuesday. The bombs were defused by a bomb defusing squad from the Maluku provincial police after receiving information from the three witnesses who work as cleaning men at the airport. "We do not know exactly what is the motive behind the case," he said. Ambon was the scene of sectarian conflict several years ago that killed thousands of people before the warring camps signed a peace accord.(*)