Windsor Star

Bomb destined for Berlin

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Discovered in Namibia BERLIN A suspected bomb in a suitcase checked in on a German-bound plane was intercepte­d in Namibia, Germany’s Federal Crime Office said on Thursday, one day after Berlin raised its terror alert level.

The BKA said the suspicious baggage had been seized Wednesday at the internatio­nal airport in Windhoek before it was due to be loaded onto an LTU/Air Berlin flight to Munich.

“A subsequent X-ray (of the luggage) revealed batteries that were attached with wires to a detonator and a ticking clock,” it said in a statement. “Only the ongoing forensic investigat­ion will show whether this was a live explosive.”

Passengers on the flight, as well as all luggage in the hold, underwent checks before the plane was given clearance to take off.

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