Bratislava airport toughens security

IN LIGHT of the situation in Great Britain, where local authorities arrested 21 people involved in planning a wave of terrorist attacks, Bratislava's M R Štefánik airport is increasing security measures.

IN LIGHT of the situation in Great Britain, where local authorities arrested 21 people involved in planning a wave of terrorist attacks, Bratislava's M R Štefánik airport is increasing security measures.

Airport spokeswoman Ivana Paulinyová told SITA that the police assistance has been requested to implement special security measures. She also said the airport would earmark a single box for passport controls and a detection control workplace for the passengers traveling to London, who should be prepare to face tougher checks.

The airport has also increased security at the airport area perimeter and in the entry points to the airport area.

The British Foreign Ministry informed its partners through embassies about the planned massive terrorist attacks on flights from London to the west coast of the US. Igor Pokojný from Slovakia's Foreign Affairs Ministry said that Slovak Embassy in London was in contact with the respective British authorities, adding that Slovakia considers the situation to be serious and condemns terrorism in any shape or form.

The British police stated on August 10 that the authorities have thwarted a terrorist plan to attack a plane flying between the US and Great Britain. Terrorists allegedly planned to smuggle explosives on board and activate them during the flight.

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