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Bomb On Air India Flight In Kolkata, Claims Caller; Boarding Stopped

KOLKATA:  An Air India check-in counter at Kolkata airport received a call from a woman claiming that there is a bomb on its Guwahati-bound flight. The call was received before the flight was scheduled to take-off.

Boarding was stopped and the plane is in isolation, where a bomb detection and disposal squad is inspecting it.

A woman called Air India at 08:20 am and alerted them about a suspected bomb on the 09:30 am flight to Guwahati. Security was called in immediately and boarding for 114 passengers was stopped.

Security in and around the airport has been put on high alert.

More details are awaited.

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