Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kerala airports on alert after bomb threat

21 February 2009

Kerala's three international airports at Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram were Saturday put on high alert after an anonymous call to the Saudi Airlines' office in Jeddah warned of a bomb blast at an airport in India's southern state.

"Saudi Airlines got in touch with their office here, which informed us about the bomb threat. We acted immediately and put all three airports on high alert. Everything is under control," Inspector General of Police Vinson M. Paul told IANS.

He said that the caller had not specified which of the three airports would be targeted.

Paul added that information about the origin of the call and other details were not yet available.

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