The Indonesian police Thursday sent the bomb disposal unit to
the US Embassy compound in Jakarta after receiving text messages
whose sender read as Al Qaida and threatened to explode the
"We received two text messages whose sender claimed to be Al
Qaida. We immediately sent the bomb disposal unit to the US
Embassy," Jakarta deputy police chief Herry Wibowo was quoted by
leading news website Detikcom as saying.
Police have arrested several people for sending bomb hoaxes
through telephone or text messages in the last few years.
Earlier this week, a man was arrested after proof that he sent a
bomb hoax to the central bank. The man said he did so as a
(Xinhua News Agency March 2, 2007)