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Suspicious package shuts down airport in New Zealand

Special teams deployed to determine nature of package

Emre Aytekin   | 17.03.2019
Suspicious package shuts down airport in New Zealand


An airport in southern New Zealand was closed after reports of a suspicious package, local media said on Sunday.

Otago Daily Times reported police have confirmed that Dunedin Airport is closed after a suspicious package was found on the airfield.

Special teams were deployed to determine the nature of the package.

The incident came two days after twin terrorist attacks in the country.

At least 50 people were killed as a terrorist identified as Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, opened fire on worshippers during Friday prayers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch.

*Writing by Nilay Kar Onum

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