Bomb destined for Berlin
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.