5 May 2004

Police probe fire bombing attempt in Noumea

10:44 am on 5 May 2004

Police in New Caledonia have opened an inquiry into an attack on the premises of the govermment of the southern province.

They say a molotov cocktail was thrown late on Monday night but failed to explode.

They also say a window broke after a gun shot was fired at the building.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

A guard was alerted by some noise but the perpetrators escaped in a car at high speed.

Security has been tightened.