May 29, 2017

US THREATENS TO EXTEND LAPTOP BAN TO ALL FLIGHTS



BREAKING NEWS: The United States is considering a global electronic device ban, which would see all laptops and tablets banned from every flight into and out of the country as part of a ramped up effort against terrorist threats.

This is according to US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who on Sunday evening told Fox News that the proposed move was in response to intelligence reports that indicate “a real sophisticated threat”.

"That's the thing that they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it's a US carrier, particularly if it's full of US people,” he said.

Kelly said no decision had been taken on when such a ban would be implemented.

In March the US banned electronic devices on incoming flights from 10 airports in the Middle East, United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

Kelly told Fox News that, in addition to a possible electronic device ban on all flights, the US would ramp up security measures on the ground and passengers could expect even more stringent security checks at US airports.

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