Worth being scanned with cancer causing x-rays and groped by TSA perverts for. These Al Qaeda guys are getting trickier and trickier...
Suspected bomb meant for Munich-bound flight
X-rays of the suitcase showed batteries connected to a detonator and a ticking timer. Authorities are examining whether the device could have exploded.
"Only after the conclusion of an investigation and visual inspection by the BKA will there be information as to whether these were explosives,” the police statement said.
Namibian police later on Thursday only confirmed the luggage contained wires and a timer.
"It was a laptop bag wrapped in plastic, which was then opened," police inspector general Sebastian Ndeitunga told national radio, the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).
"Our officers found the parcel suspicious as it did not have a travel tag and it was thus removed from the luggage," said Ndeitunga. "We found in the bag some devices, wires and a running clock."
A spokeswoman for Air Berlin, Germany's second largest airline, said the baggage had not been checked in.
"It is an unlabelled piece of luggage, which means that its destination was not indicated nor was the airline with which it was to fly. In other words it was an unattended piece of luggage in the hall at Windhoek airport where luggage is processed," she said.
Airport X-ray scanner is just as likely to kill you as a terrorist bomb
Full-body airport scanners are just as likely to kill you as a terrorist's bomb blowing your plane out of the sky, a leading scientist has said.
The controversial machines have been brought in at major airports across the globe, including the UK, leading to fears that the increased exposure to harmful radiation may cause cancer.
Now a US physics professor has added to the debate by claiming that the scanners are redundant because you are just as likely to contract cancer from the radiation as you are to die in a terrorist bomb on your flight.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1330857/Terrorists-likely-cancer-airport-body-scanners-scientist-claims.html#ixzz15fYoiWoS