Bomb scare aboard a Saudi flight at Sri Lanka's airport

An emergency was declared at Sri Lanka's international airport after a bomb scare aboard a Saudi Air flight minutes before takeoff.

All passengers were told to disembark and the plane was isolated after the control tower received an anonymous call of a bomb on board the flight.

A search operation was being carried out, but the airport has not being shut down.

The plane's destinations were Riyadh and Jeddah, the AP reports.

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