Security Check At Airports Increased After Foiled Terrorist AttackDecember 27th, 2009 - 1:26 am ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
New York, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The security at various international airport is expected to be beefed up following the foiled terrorist attack on the Detroit bound flight on Friday. Following the incident, United States President has called for much stricter security checks and screenings in a bid to avoid such incidents in the future. At the same time, the failed terrorist attack has resulted in security precautions being increased significantly in airports throughout the country.
Meanwhile, the terrorist attempt took place in Northwest Airlines Flight 25, which was making its journey from Amsterdam and was just about to land in Detroit. Authorities have identified the terrorist as a 23 year old Nigerian Abdul Farouk Abdul Mudallad who attempted to detonate an explosive device in the plane which carried around 278 passengers. However, the terrorist failed to be successful in his mission as he was soon overpowered by other passengers present and suffered severe burn injuries. At the same time, it has also been revealed that the terrorist was earlier suspected to have terrorist connections but was not on the no-fly list of the government. Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a thorough investigation to know the intrinsic details which led to the unexpected incident.
Meanwhile, the terrorist, who has been receiving treatment after sustaining burn injuries, has reportedly claimed to have links with the terrorist outfit, Al-Qaeda. After being taken into custody, the terrorist revealed that he carried out the attack after receiving instructions from Al-Qaeda.
President Obama is said to have watching the developments in the case closely and has emphasized that necessary steps have to be undertaken to enhance are security for passengers.
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