AI security beefed up in Kabul

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AI security beefed up in Kabul
New Delhi, Mar 14: In the wake of the terror attacks in Afghanistan, security has been tightened in the Air India flights flying to and from Kabul, following concerns that it was a 'sitting duck' for terror outfits like Taliban and Al Qaeda.

Sources said that a two-tier security mechanism has been placed in the national carrier to carry out extensive check of all the baggages loaded into the aircraft.

Intelligence agencies have asked the Indian authorities to beefed up security checking of luggages in order to ensure the safety of its passengers, after it found continues lax in the screening of the baggages.

Sources said that the screening of baggages done by local Afghan agency would includeanother tier of security, where their security staffs carry out screening of the luggage of all the passengers.

The move came following report on terror groups suspected attempt to penetrate into the ground handling agency of Air India. 

The information has been shared with the Afghan Civil Aviation Authorities as well.

Earlier, International and Indian agencies have noted that Air India could be a sitting duck for terror groups like Taliban, Al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Air India, is one of the few international airlines which operates six days a week from the war-torn Afghanistan, along with Pakistan International Airlines and a private afghan airline operate from the Kabul International Airport.

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