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Airports put on high alert after email threatens terror attack on Air India flights

Friday night flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and Saturday's early morning flight from Mumbai to Kochi will be sabotaged, say reports.

Neethu Reghukumar |

Updated:October 24, 2014, 12:19 PM IST
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Airports put on high alert after email threatens terror attack on Air India flights
Friday night flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and Saturday's early morning flight from Mumbai to Kochi will be sabotaged, say reports.

New Delhi: A high alert has been sounded in the Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Kochi airports following threat of a possible terror attack on Air India flights.

Sources say that two Air India flights will be targeted by suicide bombers. Friday night flight from Ahmedabad to Mumbai and Saturday's early morning flight from Mumbai to Kochi will be sabotaged, say reports.

"High alert has been sounded in all flights, anti-hijacking teams of National Security Guard have been stationed in all flights, all airport emergency mechanism is in place," said sources in the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

The precautions were taken after the Director of Airport Authority of India (AAI) received an email warning of a terror attack.

Stringent security measures are being taken at the Cochin International Airport in Kerala. According to Kochi airport Public Relations Officer (PRO), the mail claimed that the flights will be sabotaged.

In Kochi airport, security personnel have conducted checks, and a review meeting of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officials has been called.

The Bureau of Aviation Security had also held an emergency meeting in New Delhi on Friday morning.

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