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Suspect device at Windhoek was security test package

German investigators have concluded that the suspect device discovered in luggage in proximity of an Air Berlin aircraft in Namibia was part of a security test.

The luggage item was discovered at Windhoek, close to a Munich-bound Airbus A330 operated by Air Berlin's LTU division.

But a spokesman from the German interior ministry says: "Experts from the [German federal police] were sent to Windhoek. They have inspected the device and found it to be a test device."

German law-enforcement authority Bundeskriminalamt would not comment further on the origin of the device.

It had indicated that it contained several suspicious components, including batteries and a detonator, although the authority did not mention explosives. Air Berlin had already pointed out that the luggage item was unlabelled.

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