Mortar shell discovered from luggage of US embassy employee
MOSCOW - Security measures at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow went in high alert after a mortar shell was discovered in the luggage of a US Embassy employee heading to London.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called the incident a serious 'provocation' and demanded an explanation from the US State Department, RT reported.
The eyebrow-raising discovery of 'an object resembling a mortar shell with a fuse' was made on Saturday morning. It triggered a major security alert and a bomb squad was called in.