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Cairo airport officials: Bomb found on Libya plane

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Officials at Cairo's international airport say they have found a bomb planted in a plane that arrived from the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

A team of explosive experts was summoned. They removed the bomb from the plane and defused it far away from the airport buildings.

The officials said a steward found the bomb Wednesday in a cabinet for paper towels in one of the plane's bathrooms. The experts searched the plane but found nothing else suspicious.

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Airport security questioned the crew, looked for fingerprints and reviewed information on recent passengers, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity under airport rules.

The plane was scheduled for a return flight to Tripoli Wednesday. The plane's operator, Libyan Airlines, sent another plane in its place.

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