Namibia Stops Suspected Bomb Bound for Germany

Detonator found in Air Berlin baggage
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2010 5:10 AM CST
Updated Nov 18, 2010 7:35 AM CST
The Air Berlin flight was allowed to take off after all the luggage was rechecked and passengers identified their bags.   (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)

(Newser) – A flight bound for Germany was delayed after authorities in Namibia found what may have been a bomb in a piece of luggage being screened at Windhoek airport, the BBC reports. The bag, checked in for an Air Berlin flight to Munich, contained batteries, a running watch and a detonator, according to German police. Authorities are investigating whether the device could have exploded. German authorities warned yesterday that al-Qaeda is planning to attack the country this month.

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