Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

Russian foreign ministry announced that a US Embassy employee has been arrested while trying to smuggle a mortar shell from Moscow airport to London.

Iran Press/Europe: 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. 105/211/205