Bomb Threat Puts Kerala Airport On Alert

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KOCHI, Oct 24 (Bernama) — A bomb threat or a possible suicide attack on Air India flights has sparked a security alert at Kochi International Airport in south western Kerala state.

Airport director A K C Nair told Press Trust of India (PTI) the airport received information from Kolkata there is possible threat to the AI flight serving the Ahmedabad-Mumbai route on Friday night and Mumbai-Kochi route on Oct 25.

A high-level meeting was convened early Friday by Central Industrial Security Force Deputy Inspector General Anand Mohan who arrived from Chennai to review the security situation at the airport.

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Airport sources said the director of Airports Authority of India, Kolkata received an anonymous call on Thursday night warning that AI flights on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai and Mumbai-Kochi routes will be “sabotaged”.

The information was passed to the police and Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

A Bomb Detection and Disposal squad, a Quick Response team, Central Industrial Security Force and police have been deployed at the airport to beef up security.

–BERNAMA

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