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Suspected bomb found on flight bound for Germany

Reuters
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A suspect package has been found on board an Airbus headed for Munich from Windhoek, German police announced Thursday.

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Namibian security forces found the package while it was being loaded onto an Air Berlin plane, police say.

It was equipped with a detonator and a timer, police say, but it is not known whether it contained explosives.

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Wednesday ordered security to be beefed up throughout the country, following a tip-off that an attack was being planned in Germany for the end of November.

“There is reason for concern, but no reason for hysteria,” he told a press conference.

Rhineland-Palatinate state Interior Minister Karl Peter Brach said that there were “concrete indications” of attacks being planned in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

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