Checked Luggage Suspended Amid Cargo Bomb Theory

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.

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