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US considers beefing up airport security

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Homeland Security plans to beef up many security efforts in U.S. airports in like of new al-Qaeda threats. (Source: CNN) Homeland Security plans to beef up many security efforts in U.S. airports in like of new al-Qaeda threats. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) – The Department of Homeland Security will likely beef up security measures at America’s airports.

There is a concern terrorists from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, are developing new explosives that can be smuggled past screening systems.

Officials stress that there is no imminent threat or plot, however, an additional vulnerability has been identified.

In recent months, U.S. officials have warned about terrorists attempting to design new explosive devices to avoid detection.

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