Bali on high alert on eve of bombing anniversary
JAKARTA - Bali was placed on its highest alert after police received a tip-off of a planned attack on a commemoration ceremony tomorrow marking 10 years of the island’s first terrorist blasts.
“It is a class A1 threat, indicating the high possibility of an attack,” said Bali police Chief Major General Budi Gunawan.
Police said it is based on “credible information” that suggests VIPs are being targeted.
Security on the island has been stepped up weeks ahead of the ceremony, to be attended by 3,000 victims and families, mostly from Australia, as well as Australian prime minister Julia Gillard and former premier John Howard.