Blair bodyguard in security scare

Other News Materials 11 November 2008 19:34 (UTC +04:00)

One of Tony Blair's bodyguards accidentally fired his handgun at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport, the BBC has been told.

It is understood he was unloading his gun outside the terminal building before travel when he fired a shot.

No one was hurt but airport security guards and police rushed to the scene.

Former British PM Mr Blair, now an envoy for the Quartet of Middle East mediators, was preparing to leave Israel at the time.