Entries in explosive (2)


Possible Bomb Found in Rome Train Station

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(ROME) -- A suspected bomb was found in an underground train station in Rome, Italy on Tuesday.

The device was found in a grocery bag that was spotted by a conductor at the Rebibbia stop in the morning.  The area was cleared and bomb-disposal experts are examining it.

The paper La Republica reports it appears to be a rudimentary bomb containing explosive powder.

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Suspicious Bag Bound for Germany Found in Namibian Airport

Photo Courtesy - Andreas Rentz/Getty Images(BERLIN) -- Just as Germany stepped up security measures at transportation hubs, a suspicious bag was found in Namibia Wednesday before it was to be loaded onto a German-bound flight.

Police found the suitcase at a luggage screening point of Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport before it was loaded onto an Air Berlin flight bound for Munich.  After the discovery, all 296 passengers and luggage were removed from the plane as a precautionary measure, according to the Namibia Airports Company.

After a delay, the plane was allowed to depart and landed in Munich Thursday morning.  All of the flight's cargo stayed behind for investigation.

On Thursday, Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office said a scan of the suitcase revealed batteries attached by wires to a fuse and a clock.  According to the office, authorities in Windhoek, Namibia are determining whether or not the device was explosive.

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