x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Parcel bomb arrived in Dubai on Qatar Airways plane

Package was shipped from Sanaa on board a Qatar Airways plane heading to Doha, and then forwarded from that flight to Dubai.

DUBAI // The package which was discovered in Dubai International Airport yesterday was shipped from Sanaa on board a Qatar Airways plane heading to Doha and then forwarded from that flight to Dubai, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has announced.

The package was seized in Dubai International Airport following a tip-off. Laboratory tests confirmed it contained explosive substances, the GCAA said. 

A GCAA source told the Emirates News Agency WAM that the UAE was coordinating with authorities in other countries about the package and the circumstances surrounding it.