U.S. pushes for tighter European airport security amid bomb concerns

www.reuters.com Published: July 2, 2014

(Reuters) - The Obama administration is pushing for increased security precautions at European airports because of concerns that al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen have teamed up to develop bombs that can be smuggled onto planes, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

The U.S. government is in discussions with European authorities on measures that could include extra scrutiny of U.S.-bound passengers' electronics and footwear, and installation of additional bomb-detection machines, according to law-enforcement and security officials. An announcement is expected within days, according to Reuters.

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