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Bomb found on Libyan plane in Cairo

Officials at the Egyptian airport have said they have now defused the explosives.

File photo of Cairo Airport
File photo of Cairo Airport
Image: Noha Atef via Flickr

A BOMB WAS discovered in the bathroom of a Libyan jet that landed in Egypt’s main airport yesterday, officials in Cairo have revealed.

According to the Guardian, the plane had arrived from Tripoli when a team of explosive experts was summoned.

The bomb was removed and deactivated away from airport buildings.

Officials at Cairo Airport said a cabin crew member found the device in a cabinet for paper towels in one of the plane’s bathrooms. All 156 passengers were evacuated before the package was inspected, reports the Egypt Independent.

The plane was scheduled for a return flight to Tripoli Wednesday. The plane’s operator, Libyan Airlines, sent another plane in its place.

It is still unclear if the bomb was placed on the jet in Cairo or in Tripoli, where it had left from.

-Additional reporting by AP

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