Brit MPs warn terrorists one step ahead of airport security chiefs

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London, Mar 24 (ANI): British parliamentarians have condemned airport security chiefs for failing to keep ahead of terrorists, and said 'overseas weak points' in airport security posed a serious risk to the country.

The all-party Home Affairs Select Committee accused airport security chiefs of being reluctant of aggressively adopting new measures.

The MPs said the Government's approach was "wholly reactive" and involved "waiting for terrorists to demonstrate their new capabilities before implementing improved security measures."

They warned that "overseas weak points" in airport security posed a serious risk to Britain. The MPs criticised delays in introducing new security technology such as Electronic Trace Detection systems, The Daily express reports.

They backed the controversial full-body scanners, which allow security guards to see passengers naked, and said in their report that privacy concerns "are overstated" and "should not prevent the deployment of scanners".

Airlines and airports worldwide have been in the front line of terror threats as security dramatically tightened after the 9/11 outrages.

The MPs called for "more stringent" international standards in aviation security and more work on tackling terrorism at source. (ANI)

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