MACHINE GUN ATTACK ON OFFICIAL'S HOME IN SOLOMON ISLANDS

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (April 24, 2001 – Radio Australia)---Solomon Islands police say the home of a senior government official has been attacked with machine gun fire.

They would not identify the official but the attack is believed to be related to ongoing civil unrest on the main island of Guadalcanal.

Police said the house was attacked at night while the occupants were sleeping and it was fortunate no one was killed or seriously injured.

Some of the bullets hit a child's pillow.

For additional reports from Radio Australia, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Radio Australia.

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