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Dutch ban freight, post from Yemen after bomb alert

The ban is a temporary measure-says official.

November 2, 2010 12:13 by

The Dutch anti-terrorism agency banned on Monday all airborne post and freight from Yemen entering the Netherlands after U.S-bound parcel bombs sent in air cargo from Yemen were intercepted in Dubai and Britain.

A spokesman for the NCTb agency said the ban was a temporary measure following the alert, but did not say how long the measure would be in place.

He said there were no direct passenger or freight flights from Yemen entering the Netherlands, but Dutch authorities had reached an agreement with airlines and cargo handlers to ensure no parcels were transported to the Netherlands.

(Reporting by Aaron Gray-Block)

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