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UK airport security to be increased after US call

Security is being increased at UK airports after the US asked for tougher measures amid reports that terrorists are working on a bomb that could evade scanners. The Government said most passengers should not experience disruption from the new regime.

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Terrorists making bombs that 'could evade checks'

The US believes that Islamist terrorists are developing bombs that could evade existing airport security checks.

While there is not thought to be any specific threat the fear is that Jihadis with Western passports and who have been trained by al-Qaeda, could enter airports armed with bombs that are almost invisible to air travel security measures.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports on the new security steps being put in place today:

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