Fake Namibia bomb triggers alerts

Just three weeks after an improvised terrorist bomb was found aboard a UPS cargo aircraft, a fake bomb found at a Namibia airport triggered security alerts there and in Germany. The device was bound for Munich aboard an Air Berlin flight. The scare came just a day after Germany raised its threat level following what […]


Just three weeks after an improvised terrorist bomb was found aboard a UPS cargo aircraft, a fake bomb found at a Namibia airport triggered security alerts there and in Germany. The device was bound for Munich aboard an Air Berlin flight. The scare came just a day after Germany raised its threat level following what the government called “concrete” indications that Islamist militants planned an attack in the coming weeks. The Namibia device was a laptop bag containing batteries wired to a clock and detonator. It did not contain explosives but looked real enough to cause alarm and prompted increased searches of passengers and luggage before the flight was allowed to depart. The device was designed to test security procedures which sparked angry objections from Namibian officials at their country being used as a “testing ground”. No one has claimed responsibility..