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Prague’s Václav Havel Airport denies it left fake bomb on board flight to Beirut

Václav Havel Airport in Prague denied today the report that it conducted a test with a dummy bomb which was found at the Beirut airport at the weekend

Beirut, Sept 29 (CTK) – The Václav Havel Airport in Prague denied today the report that it conducted a test with a dummy bomb which was found at the Beirut airport at the weekend carried by the Lebanese daily The Daily Star.

The Daily Star wrote that following a test in Prague, the authorities failed to remove the bomb. It was in the aircraft of Qatar Airways, which flew to Beirut from Prague.

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There was a soap connected by wires with a cell phone in the parcel in question.

The Beirut airport security agents contacted their counterparts in Prague, where they were told that the parcel was used to check the efficiency of the airport scanner and to train the airport personnel in the Czech Republic, The Daily Star wrote.

However, after finishing the test, the Czech security body failed to remove the parcel, The Daily Star wrote, adding that it was being investigated in Prague how the parcel got to Beirut.

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However, the Václav HavelAirport has denied the information. “The security forces of the Václav Havel Airport do not register any missing testing parcel,” airport spokeswoman Katerina Pavlikova has told CTK.

Czech police command spokesman David Schon also told CTK the police did not perform any such test now.

The testing device used by the Prague airport does not look like the parcel from Beirut at the photos released by the daily. “All our testing devices are duly denoted in Czech and English, along with the contacts at which we can be addressed if there is their find, which did not happen,” Pavlikova said.

“The device depicted at the photo in the article does not correspond with the versions we use,” she added.

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