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Hong Kong airlines alerted to bomb threat

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Hong Kong's airlines and airport are on alert after receiving a warning from Taiwan that a woman in mainland China may be planning to board a flight to the Asian financial hub with a bomb.

According to a report in the South China Morning Post, Taiwan's intelligence agency warned that the woman might take a Cathay Pacific Airways or Dragonair flight on Friday or Saturday.

The newspaper cited an unnamed source at the island's airport police.

Cathay and its Dragonair unit issued a statement saying that they are “are aware of a threat message with reference to our flights from mainland China to Hong Kong as shared by the Taiwan authorities”.

Budget carrier Hong Kong Express and the city's airport authority also said they received the warning. - Sapa-AP

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