Cellphone Bomb Found In Baggage By Security

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This is scary! As reported by Mirror.co.uk, in article “Cellphone bomb found hidden in passenger luggage by X-ray machine at Mangalore Airport in India.”

Apparently a passenger was arrested after security found a cellphone bomb in his baggage in the Mangalore Airport in India. A 26 year old male traveling to Dubai was found to have a “suspicious clay-like object” in his power bank which was in his checked-in luggage. You can read the full story here, Mirror.co.uk.

Cellphone Bomb Found In Baggage By Security

A cellphone bomb has been discovered by staff screening baggage in an X-ray machine at Mangalore Airport in India.

An IndiGo flight from Mangalore to Dubai was delayed on Tuesday following a major security scare when a suspicious “clay-like” item was detected by airport scanners.

Indian media reported a 26-year-old man travelling to Dubai has been arrested after police and security officials were called.

Early reports suggested there was confusion as to whether the device was viable or fake.

Indian media reported a “suspicious clay-like object” was found in the Dubai-bound passenger’s power bank which was located in his check-in baggage.

Times Now News reported the device was later identified as a “fake improvised explosive device”.

Cellphone Bomb Found In Baggage By Security

The X-ray machine detected the bomb hidden in a mobile phone (Image: ANI‏/Twitter) via Courtesy Mirror

Bottom Line

This is certainly sketchy whether it was fake or real; it is definitely scary!

HT: Mirror.co.uk

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  1. From the article:

    But later it was identified as a disguise for a hand-made power pack.

    Gotta read all the way to the bottom, sir. 🙂

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