US imposes stricter security screenings at foreign airports, but won’t expand #laptop ban yet


The United States will require foreign airports to implement stricter security practices and screenings for any passengers headed to the US.

John Kelly, the US secretary of Homeland Security, announced today that the new measures were being put in place. Though he didn’t go into specifics, Kelly said the new requirements would include further screenings of electronics, more thorough vetting of passengers, and measures meant to stop “insider attacks.”

“I am concerned that we are seeing renewed interest on the part of terrorist groups to go after the aviation sector,” Kelly said today.

The US is also encouraging the use of more bomb-detecting dogs, “advanced checkpoint screening technology,”…

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