Suspicious item found at Namibian airport

2010-11-18 13:33

Berlin – Police at Windhoek airport in Namibia had discovered a suspicious item amongst luggage destined for Germany, the German federal crime agency BKA disclosed today.

The item contained batteries cabled up to a detonator and a clock. The police said they had not yet ascertained whether the device was capable of exploding.

Investigations were ongoing.

The object was found amongst luggage being loaded on to a flight from Windhoek to Munich.

All passengers and luggage were subjected to additional checks before takeoff, and arrived in Germany overnight.

The previous day, Germany increased security at airports, train stations and other heavily frequented sites in response to indications that militants could be planning a terrorist attack.

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