On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security said it will implement increased security measures at some airports overseas that have direct flights to the United States. The agency said global threats are a concern.
The directive involves more than 12 foreign airports in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, and will involve swabs of passengers and baggage to find explosives, and more screenings of passengers.
The secretary for the agency would not say which airports would be affected, nor did he talk about what threats may have initiated the decision. Any enhanced security measures will be implemented immediately in the days ahead.
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