Experts deactivate bomb on Libyan jet in Cairo

Explosives experts at Cairo International Airport deactivated a bomb Wednesday that had been placed on a Libyan Airlines jet, said an airport security source.

A flight attendant found a strange package in one of the plane's bathrooms after passengers had boarded, the source added.

Security authorities evacuated all 156 passengers before inspecting the bomb and the rest of the plane.

The source said authorities were not sure if the bomb was placed on the plane in Cairo or Libya, from where it had come. The Libyan jet arrived at Cairo airport at 10:15 am and was supposed to depart at 11:45 am.

Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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