Friday, October 06, 2006

Nepal airport security ramped up after hijack alert

Kathmandu: Security at Nepal's only international airport has been tightened after an intelligence tip-off that a flight to India could be hijacked, officials said today.
"Security has been kept on high alert for the last five days after we got Indian intelligence reports that a flight from Kathmandu could be hijacked," Loknath Gautam, security chief at Tribhuvan International Airport, said.
Passenger screening has been tightened and more security officials deployed in the airport, the security official said.
"We are strictly monitoring India-bound flights and Indian carriers," Gautam said.
The security official declined to disclose details about who had threatened to hijack a plane.
05/10/06 Zee News
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