Saturday, March 22, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (March 22,2008) – The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) is determining the identity of the person behind a bomb hoax which halted trials at Bosnia's top court on Thursday.

"SIPA has determined the telephone number from which the messenger conveyed 'the bomb warning'," Selma Delalic, SIPA's Public Relations Officer said.

More details will be made available to the public once the investigation has been completed.

The bomb warning, conveyed on the afternoon on March 20, referred to the Bosnian State Judiciary building, in which the State Court, the State Prosecution and the High Judicial and Prosecutors' Council are located. Following the warning, all employees were evacuated. All ongoing trials were immediately brought to a stop.

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency, in cooperation with the FBIH Entity Ministry of Interior, searched the building and "did not find anything."

"Following a search of several hours, police officers determined this was a false warning," a representative of the Bosnian State Court said, adding that "the control at the entrance of the building is now more strict."

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