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UPDATE: 2 Pakistan Airlines flights get bomb threats


KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's state-owned airline says a second flight has received a bomb threat but landed safely in Malaysia.

Pakistan International Airlines earlier said a flight to Manchester from Pakistan made an emergency landing in Turkey.

PIA spokesman Mashood Tajwar said Wednesday a second PIA flight from Islamabad to Kuala Lumpur also received a bomb threat.

It landed in Kuala Lumpur and all 176 passengers disembarked safely.

PIA spokesman Mashood Tajwar did not say how the threat was delivered, but a local television station said it was by email.


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish television station says a bomb threat has forced a Britain-bound plane from Pakistan to make an emergency landing in Istanbul.

HaberTurk television, citing unnamed aviation officials, said the plane received the threat while it was over Bulgaria, west of Turkey, and flew back toward Istanbul to land at the International Ataturk Airport on Wednesday.

It says the plane took off from Islamabad and was heading to Manchester, England. It is not clear how many passengers are on the plane.

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