Detonator at Namibian Airport Was a Test Device

Maybe he’s responsible?

Victor Homola and Michael Slackman 
The New York Times 

BERLIN — German authorities said Friday that a laptop case carrying bomb components found at a Namibian airport was an American-made device designed to test airport security.

But Namibian officials denied that anyone from their country, Germany or the United States was conducting an authorized test, and said they were still trying to determine who left the bag, which contained batteries wired to a clock and detonator, near luggage destined for an Air Berlin flight.

The fact that authorities were still trying to answer that question two days after the bag was found raised troubling questions about the system aimed at preventing terrorist attacks in the skies, and how well such test devices are tracked.

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