Bomb-like device bound for Germany found in NamibiaBy IANS
Thursday, November 18, 2010
LONDON - A bomb-like device - that included a detonator and timer, but no explosives - was found in a suitcase at an airport in Namibia before it was loaded on a plane bound for Germany, a media report said Thursday.
Germany’s federal crime office - the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) - said the suspicious baggage was seized at the international airport in Namibian capital Windhoek before it was loaded on to an LTU/Air Berlin flight to Munich, Sky News reported.
Germany, meanwhile, stepped up security measures Wednesday after the government said it had received intelligence reports pointing to a planned attack in the country towards the end of this month.
The interior ministry said there were “concrete indications of a series of attacks planned for the end of November”.