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Thailand's two main international airports put on high alert

world Updated: Jan 16, 2012 16:08 IST
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With Thailand, the tourist hotspot country, coming under terror threat, the country today raised the level of security at its two main international airports. Airports of Thailand (AoT) said security had been increased from level two to level three at the two airports -International Suvarnabhumi Airport and Chiang Mai International Airport.

The heightened security came after an alleged terror plot was busted and the US and other nations issued warnings of possible attacks in the tourist hotspot. AoT president Aniruth Thanomkulabutr said more security staff would be deployed while checks on passengers, airport areas and luggage would be conducted more frequently and strictly.

The increased security measures were in line with the situation, he added. The AoT also asked airline operators to set up their own security committee whose main role was to provide effective communication channels among airlines in the event of a terrorist incident.

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