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Airport employee handed laptop with bomb to terrorist passenger

Feb 08, 2016

At least one of the men delivering the laptop was an airport employee, government spokesman Abdisalam Aato told the Associated Press.

This happened at Mogadishu airport in Somalia.

The man who received the laptop is the suspected suicide bomber who was blown from the Daallo Airlines jet last week creating a gaping hole in the fuselage and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing back at Mogadishu Airport.

It is believed the laptop-like device was the bomb that caused the explosion. The plane's pilot said that if the explosion happened when the aircraft was at a higher altitude it could have caused the jet to crash.

Somalia's government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats.

The CCTV video shows two men, one in a bright orange airport security vest, handing a laptop-like bag to a passenger waiting to board.
The video of the apparent security lapse at the airport fits with the description of lax security by the pilot of the plane.

The explosion happened about 15 minutes after the plane, with 75 passengers on board, took off from the airport and was at 3,500 metres ascending toward 9,450 metres.

Airport employee handed laptop with bomb to terrorist passenger

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