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Egyptian hijacker's suicide belt was fake

CAIRO (Reuters) - Cypriot authorities have determined that the belt worn by an Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir plane on Tuesday did not contain explosives, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Ministry said in a statement.

“Security in Cyprus confirmed that the explosive belt worn by the man who hijacked the plane was fake,” it said.

Reporting by Lin Noueihed; editing by John Stonestreet

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