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Major Airports on Alert After Anonymous Letter; Long Security Lines

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KOCHI: Airports across the country are on high alert after an anonymous letter warned of an attack on a flight from Mumbai to Kochi.

Officials are reluctant to share more information, but said though they believe the letter is a hoax, more detailed security checks are being conducted as a precaution.

At Kochi in Kerala, a bomb disposal squad is on stand-by at the airport, along with Anti-Hijacking Unit of the Central Industrial Security Force.

According to sources at the Kochi airport, “The director of Airports Authority of India had received an anonymous threat letter warning that the Friday night flight from Ahmedabad to Kolkata and Saturday’s early morning flight from Kochi to Mumbai will be sabotaged. The letter has been forwarded to police and Bureau of Civil Aviation.”

The source of the letter has not been traced yet and details are being investigated, but security has been tightened to prevent any form of disruption.

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