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Bahrain Int'l boarding gates evacuated after smoke alert

Operator of Bahrain International Airport confirms 'minor incident' on Departure Level of terminal

Bahrain Int'l boarding gates evacuated after smoke alert

The operator of Bahrain International Airport said on Wednesday that it evacuated some departure gates after smoke was observed in the terminal in the early hours of the morning.

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) confirmed in a statement that there had been a "minor incident" at the Departure Level where smoke was observed at 3.45am local time in the smoking cabin between boarding gates 16 and 17.

It said BAC Rescue and Fire Fighting Services took immediate action in coordination with its partners at the airport and evacuated the affected gates.

"The incident did not result in any rescheduling of departing or arriving flights. Most of the affected areas have been opened up for operation again," it added.

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