NEWS TNT caused explosion on Somali airliner

A military grade of the explosive TNT caused this week’s explosion on a Somali airliner, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN, citing an initial analysis of residue recovered from the aircraft. The blast took place Tuesday on board a commercial plane after it set off above East Africa. Two people were injured before the pilot landed safely, a passenger said. Somali authorities later discovered a body near Mogadishu they believe fell from the Daallo Airlines plane. Pictures from the ground showed a hole in one side of the airliner, just above its wing and slightly smaller than one of its doors. Evidence recovered from the airliner indicates a bomb was responsible for the explosion, according to a U.S. official.


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