6 questioned over suspected Air France bomb

A Kenyan police official says six passengers are being questioned over a suspected bomb found on an Air France plane that forced the jet flying to Paris from Mauritius to make an emergency landing in Kenya.

The police official, who insists on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media, says during the flight a passenger noticed something in a lavatory that looked like “a stopwatch mounted on a box.”

The passenger reported the device to the cabin crew, who informed the pilots, leading to an emergency landing at the airport in the Kenyan city of Mombasa.

The official said one of those being interrogated is the man who reported the package.

— AP

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