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Australia's town locked down after bomb threat

English.news.cn   2014-01-16 10:16:10

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The town of Canungra in Australia's South East Queensland has been locked down after a man claimed he had explosives in his car and began making threats, local media reported on Thursday.

Police have closed a number of roads at Canungra as they try to negotiate with the man who has barricaded himself in the car on Kidston Street.

The man called police to tell them he had explosives in his car just after 5 a.m. local time on Thursday.

Police have declared the surrounding area an exclusive zone and ordered home evacuations in nearby streets as they attempt to speak with the man.

Five hours later, at 10 a.m. local time, the man stepped out of the car and made rude gestures to the police, and then climbed back into his vehicle, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ( ABC) reported.

The standoff continues.

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3 injured in bomb attack at Aboriginal community in W. Australia

SYDNEY, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Three people have been injured in what appears to be a bomb attack at an Aboriginal community near Broome in Western Australia, local media reported on Wednesday.

An explosive device was hurled at a group of people in the One Mile community, on the outskirts of Broome, at around 7:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, police said. Full story

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