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Checked Luggage Suspended Amid Cargo Bomb Theory



    Checked Luggage Suspended Amid Cargo Bomb Theory
    Tourists have their documents checked by Egyptian police as they prepare to be evacuated from Sharm el-Sheikh airport, south Sinai, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Egyptian police carried out detailed security checks on Friday at the airport in Sharm el-Sheikh, the resort from where the doomed Russian plane took off last weekend, after U.K. officials confirmed that flights will start bringing stranded British tourists home from the Sinai Peninsula.

    Several international airlines flying from Egypt suspended all checked luggage on Friday, only allowing carry-on bags, NBC News reported.

    KLM said its flights from Cairo to Amsterdam would only allow carry-on luggage “out of precaution,” according to NBC News.

    The British government, which suspended flights to and from the Sharm el-Sheikh resort two days ago, began bringing home stranded tourists Friday. But flights were subject to “addition security measures,” according to a statement from a government spokesman.

    The move comes as consensus grew that a bomb was placed in the cargo hold of a Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday.

    Metrojet Flight 9268 crashed killing all 224 people on board shortly after it took off on Saturday.