Germany blocks air freight traffic from Yemen: minister

31st October 2010, Comments 0 comments

Germany will no longer accept air freight from Yemen, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced late Saturday after parcel bombs from the country were found on US-bound cargo flights.

"The federal government assures that from now no freight coming from Yemen will arrive in Germany," the minister said.

France's civil aviation authority announced earlier that it had suspended air freight from Yemen in the wake of the interception of two parcel bombs in Dubai and Britain.

Belgium called for "greater vigilance" of flights between Yemen and the United States.

© 2010 AFP

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