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Probe underway after recovery of suicide jacket at Lahore airport

LAHORE: Security officials at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore geared into action on Wednesday after a suicide vest was recovered from cargo at a London-bound flight PK-757, ARY News reported Wednesday.

According to airport sources, the security forces completely sealed the cargo area and conducted thorough search operation following recovery of a suicide jacket from cargo items.

It is learnt that the flight departed without carrying the cargo items owing to security reasons. The suicide jacket was booked through a private courier company. Security officials told that they were investigating the incident.

They informed that ball bearings were also recovered with a suicide vest. The Bomb Disposal Squad was also called at the site to carry out complete inspection.

Spokesman Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) confirmed the incident. He said the London-bound flight eventually took off at 10.30am.

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