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German passenger jet makes emergency landing after bomb scare

A German passenger jet traveling from Berlin to the Egyptian coastal resort of Hurghada has made an emergency landing in Budapest over a bomb threat. No explosives have been found on board.

Condor, the operator of the flight, said it received an "unspecified threat" made via telephone, forcing it to divert the flight.

It said the plane, an Airbus A321 with 133 passengers and seven crew members onboard, landed safely shortly before noon local time in Budapest.

According to Hungarian police spokeswoman Viktoria Csiszer-Kovacs, no explosives were found in the search operation that was launched following the emergency landing.

The scare comes just over a month after a Russian airliner, also an Airbus A321,

was downed over the Sinai Peninsula

in Egypt, killing all 224 people on board.

A group affiliated with the so-called "Islamic State" claimed responsibility for the incident, saying they had smuggled a bomb onto the flight.

ap/cmk (Reuters/AP)

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