Afghan plane to fly to China after bomb threat

  • AP, Kabul
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  • Updated: Aug 10, 2009 21:05 IST

An Afghan airline official says a plane turned back by a bomb scare will fly again to its destination in the restive western Chinese region of Xinjiang.

Feda Mohammad Fedawi, the deputy head of Kam Air, says the plane arrived in Kabul early on Monday after an overnight stay in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.

Chinese authorities did not allow the plane to enter their airspace on Sunday. Chinese state media said there had been a bomb threat against it but did not provide details.

Afghanistan's counterterrorism chief, Abdul Manan Farahi, says there was no bomb on the plane.

 

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