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Thursday, 03 July 2014 - 10:05
Tighter security for flights to US
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Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat".

The UK transport department confirmed airport security was being stepped up.

Neither UK nor US authorities specified what new measures would be involved but the UK said most passengers should not experience "significant disruption".

It comes amid US media reports that al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria and Yemen are developing bombs to smuggle on planes.

A US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said the changes were a response to a "real time" and "credible" threat but it could not comment on specific intelligence matters.

"Aviation remains an attractive target to global terrorists, who are consistently looking for ways to circumvent our aviation security measures.

"As always, DHS continues to adjust security measures to fit an ever evolving threat environment.

"Information about specific enhancements and locations are sensitive as we do not wish to divulge information about specific layers of security to those who would do us harm."
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