Security up at Delhi airport after blasts, flights delayed

September 13th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi International Airport here was put on a high alert and added security was delaying flights after six blasts shook the national capital Saturday evening, officials said. “We are doing a thorough check on passengers. This is taking time and so flights are getting delayed,” said an airport official.

Many areas in and around the airport have been cordoned off.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), responsible for the security of the airport, deployed additional personnel at sensitive points including the departure terminal, parking lots and the air side area.

A senior CISF official told IANS that the security measures were precautionary in nature and they had no intelligence inputs on the possibility of a terror strike at the airport.

At least nine people were killed and 80 injured in the six explosions in crowded market places in 45 minutes.

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