20 December 2015

Kenya: Authorities Confirm Device On Air France Plane Was a Bomb - Report

Photo: Laban Walloga/Nation Media Group
Air France passengers travelling from Mauritius to France after their forced landing in Mombasa.

The Kenya Airports Authority said on Sunday that it had found a bomb on the Air France flight from Mauritius to Paris that made an emergency landing in Mombasa, Sky News tweeted.

Meanwhile, DPA reported that Kenyan police were interrogating some passengers from the flight.

Two of the passengers were suspected of carrying a suspicious device into the plane's lavatory, Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery told the press at a conference at Mombasa airport.

Four passengers are reportedly of interest to the authorities. It is not clear if they have been taken into custody.

Source: News24

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