Namibia cargo bomb a fake

THE bomb discovered being loaded onto the Air Berlin flight from Namibia was a fake, it has been revealed.

Sabina Teller, spokeswoman for Air Berlin, confirmed the fake bomb had a clock and detonator but no explosives. “It had no luggage label so it was impossible to know where it was going, which company it was supposed to fly with or who it belonged to,” she said.

While there has been no official statement from the Namibian security forces, it is suspected the authorities planted the bomb as a test to assess the airport’s security procedures.

It is not yet known, if that proves to be the case, why the authorities have allowed this to become a complete global terrorism scare, especially at a time of heightened fears following the bombs discovered earlier this month.

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