Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Poland's Prime Minister Kaczynski target of death threat

Conservative Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski was target of a death threat consisting of a written message and three bullets, Poland's liberal Gazeta Wyborcza reported Wednesday.

'For the cat, your mother and you,' read the card that was posted in an envelope with the bullets, one for a Russian-made Kalashnikov submachine gun, and two others used in weapons issued to the Polish police and the military.

A bachelor, Jaroslaw Kaczynski has long-lived in a household with his mother and a cat.

The Government Protection Bureau (BOR) has beefed-up security for both the prime minister and Jadwiga Kaczynska, mother to both Premier Jaroslaw Kaczynski and identical twin President Lech Kaczynski.

Police and security services are looking for suspects in the case, which is being regarded as a potential act of political terrorism.

The letter was addressed to the prime minister's chancellery in