Somali plane bomb 'was hidden in laptop': intelligence officials
Somali plane bomb 'was hidden in laptop': intelligence officials

Somali intelligence officials investigating a bomb blast on a commercial jet released surveillance footage Sunday appearing to show a passenger being given a laptop in which the bomb was concealed. The blast on Tuesday ripped a hole in the Daallo Airlines plane fuselage shortly after it took off from

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