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UK Probes Fake Bomb Flown To Turkey


Britain is investigating how a fake bomb was placed on a cargo flight from London to Istanbul without being detected.


A spokesman for Britain’s Department of Transport announced the investigation Wednesday, saying the government is taking the incident very seriously.

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Britain’s ITV network reported that a box containing wires, a timer, and a detonator was shipped from a UPS shipping office in London two weeks ago to Turkey.

British police said they arrested a 26-year-old man in north London last week on suspicion of making a hoax bomb.

He is due in court in May.

UPS has confirmed that it is cooperating with the investigation.


Last October a bomb disguised as a ink toner cartridge was found on a UPS plane flying from Yemen to the United States.

The package was discovered during a stop in Britain.


The VOA is the Voice of America

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