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Istanbul attack aftermath: Mumbai airport put on high alert

Following the Istanbul attack, Mumbai Airport has been put on high alert since yesterday. The airport operator, along with Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), has increased the security and are all on alert.


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Speaking to mid-day, a Senior Airport Official said, "The security is tightened with extra CISF deployment at city side and outside. Random screening by CISF has been increased with an aim to cover more screened baggages entering inside the terminal area. Private security personnel are also on continuous guard.”

The Quick Reaction Team (QRT) was put on alert along with the Bomb Disposal and Detection Squad (BDDS). Denying to comment on the number of days of high alert, they stated that the city airport is expected to be on alert for some days for which passengers may have to spend some extra time during security check both inside and outside the terminal.

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