Omni-Pol steps up security after terrorist attack
Omni-Pol releases a statement regarding the Omni-1 blast, calling early reports of terrorist activities premature, and stating that the evidence gathered so far is inconclusive. Planet-wide security is stepped up, however, and the investigation continues.
Rubi-Ka Headline Services December 21. 29475 13:28 RST
Despite persistent rumours pointing to terrorist activities as the cause of the destruction of an apartment complex in Omni-1s entertainment district on the evening of December 19th, sources within Omni-Pol currently in charge of the criminal investigation say that there are still some doubts regarding the origin of the explosion that rocked the capital city on Tuesday.
Early reports pointed to an anti-matter detonation, and video footage of the explosion seems to substantiate this theory, yet investigators are still looking into potential accidental causes of the explosion.
Omni-Pol media liaison Burton Shogren was evasive when pushed on the issue of the calling-card that some sources have alluded to, but he did confirm that investigators are looking "very closely at some evidence that might support the terrorist theory". Omni-Pol is saying, however, that the investigations are ongoing, and because of the necessity for secrecy in such matters especially if illegal anti-matter devices were used (the use of anti-matter was banned completely after the Corporate Wars) further details might not be revealed to the public until some time in January.
The official death-toll of the Omni-1 explosion has now risen to a confirmed 158 citizens dead, 132 of which were Omni-Tek employees. 49 of the dead were children or teenagers below the insurance age-requirement, and 23 were senior citizens above the threshold. The remaining 86 adults either lacked insurance, or their insurance had expired. Omni-Tek attempted to restore more than 30 of the patterns, but they were unsuccessful.
Going into the holiday season, Omni-Pol as well as Omni-AFs anti-terrorist squads have stepped up security in all key areas of OT-held areas as a precaution against possible repeat attacks by terrorists.