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’Bomb threat’: Malaysian Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Dhaka

A Malaysian Airlines flight on Wednesday night made an emergency landing at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as it was faced with a ‘bomb threat’ on board.

An official of the airport’s Armed Police Battalion, requesting anonymity, said that a flight of Malaysian Airlines did indeed land in Dhaka at 9.55 pm. He did also reveal that a bomb threat was the cause , even though the credibility of the threat could not be established.

Teams from the ground at Dhaka’s international airport were activated to deal with the threat, but till now the search inside the aircraft has failed to turn up anything. Besides airport security, Fire Service teams have been kept ready to deal with any emergency.

The search is still on, and the plane itself remains grounded for now. Its 135 passengers have disembarked.

Security in the area has been intensified.

Source: United News of Bangladesh