A flight from Namibia to Germany was delayed earlier today after a suspected bomb was found in a suitcase. The package included a detonator, batteries, and a clock, the BBC reports. Details are unclear at this moment and it is not known if the device was an actual bomb or simply meant to intimidate.
The suspected bomb was found before it was loaded onto an Air Berlin flight from Windhoek to Munich. The flight was delayed for several hours as all passengers and luggage were checked. It has now safely completed its journey.
Germany has recently upped its security because of intelligence that an attack was imminent.
An interesting detail in this case was that the suitcase had no destination sticker, suggesting that it did not go through normal check-in procedures.
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