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Malaysia Airlines Flight Was Searched When It Landed In Bangladesh Due To Bomb Threat


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A Malaysian Airlines flight was searched after it landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, following news of a bomb threat.

The plane, which was heading to Dhaka, landed at the airport at around 9:40pm, Wednesday night.

Based on a report by NewAge Bangladesh, the airport’s group captain, AHM Touhid-ul Ahsan, shared that no bomb or bomb-like substance was found after intense searches were conducted on all passengers and the plane.

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“The information turned out to be unsubstantiated but we did not take it lightly

We carried out a detailed search after the plane landed. First, we offloaded the passengers and searched them in line with the standard of procedure. But, we did not find any dangerous or bomb-like material”, he said.

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The incident took place after a phone call was made to the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with a Malaysian number, informing of the arrival of a ‘suspicious’ person from Malaysia on board a Malaysia Airlines flight, with a ‘suspicious object’.

The phone call did not reveal any further information.

“We held a meeting and notified the Air Force. Their specialised counter-terrorism team arrived within a very short time”, he added.

Touhid-ul has since also denied that the airplane was forced to make an emergency landing.


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