Taliban may hijack airplanes to repeat 9/11: Pak

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Lahore, Jul 9: Pakistan intelligence authorities have warned that the Taliban may hijack airplanes to carry out a terror strike similar to 9/11.

Quoting from an intelligence report, a private television channel said that some detained Taliban operatives have revealed that their associates often use commercial airlines operating in the country to travel from place to another, and are on the look out to hijack the airliners to repeat the September 11, 2001 incident.

Intelligence agencies have also asked the concerned authorities to implement certain fundamental changes in the security procedures for commercial airliners to ensure safety of passengers and avoid any untoward incident, The Daily Times reports.

Airplanes have become more susceptible to be used for terror strikes ever since the 9/11 incident when four commercial aircrafts of a US airliner were hijacked by al-Qaeda and deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon building in Washington.

ANI

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