Myanmar beefs up security at airports

Myanmar has increased security at its main international airports to prevent possible terrorist attacks, according to police sources.

The cited Taliban attacks on Karachi’s international airport on June 8 as sufficient reason for increasing security measures.

“In order to protect against such an attack in Myanmar, airport terminals are to be guarded with high security. Foreign, as well as domestic mercenaries, might commit such a terrorist attack here,” said an official from Myanmar’s aviation police force.

Jinnah Airport in Karachi, Pakistan was attacked by Taliban militants on June 8 and 9. Pakistan military eventually regained control of the airport but 28 people including 10 militants, 11 security forces and 4 airport staffs were killed.

Source : Eleven Myanmar