FBI warns Indian authorities that US-bound planes from India could be hijacked

FBI warns Indian authorities that US-bound planes from India could be hijacked

More jihad in the skies contemplated. “Airports put on high alert after FBI warning,” from the Times of India, with thanks to Jeffrey Imm:

NEW DELHI/BANGALORE: Major airports in the country have been put on high security alert after the US intelligence agency FBI told Indian authorities that US-bound planes from India could be hijacked.In a message, conveyed through diplomatic channels, FBI referred to an email originating from India and received in US on Saturday evening. Indian agencies immediately forwarded the text of the email to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, which, in turn, alerted airports in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. All US-bound flights are being closely monitored at these airports.

A senior home ministry official said on Sunday: “Airports across the country are already on high alert after an anonymous letter was received in Trichy last week, threatening Al-Qaida attacks on south Indian airports. We decided to continue it further by giving special attention to international airports.”

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