5 Feb 2010

Australia firebomb accused faces attempted murder charges

11:53 am on 5 February 2010

A man accused of firebombing an insurance building in Darwin has been charged with nine counts of attempted murder.

Northern Territory police say the 45-year-old man pushed a shopping trolley full of fuel and firecrackers into the Territory Insurance Office and set it alight, injuring 19 people.

He has also been charged with unlawfully setting fire to a building, intending serious harm by causing explosion, and recklessly endangering life.