Cops Probe US Embassy Bomb Threat

Indonesia tightens security ahead of Bali bombers' execution
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2008 3:09 AM CST
Convicted Bali bombers Ali Ghufron, left, and Amrozi Nurhasyim pose at Batu prison on Nusakambangan island, Indonesia, last month.   (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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(Newser) – Indonesian police are investigating a text-messaged threat to blow up the American and Australian embassies in Jakarta if convicted Bali bombers are executed, Reuters reports. Three Islamic militants convicted of playing a role in Bali nightclub bombings that killed 202 people six years ago have exhausted their avenues of appeal and are expected to be executed by a firing squad within days.