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US may ban laptops on all incoming, outgoing flights

WASHINGTON, DC, May 29, 2017

As part of efforts to combat growing security threats, the US is planning to ban laptops on all aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country, said a report.

In a recent interview, John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, said the United States planned to "raise the bar" on airline security, including tightening screening of carry-on items.

"That's the thing that they are obsessed with, the terrorists, the idea of knocking down an airplane in flight, particularly if it's a US carrier, particularly if it's full of US people."

In March, the government imposed restrictions on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on flights from 10 airports, including the UAE, Qatar and Turkey, said a report in Reuters.

Kelly said the move would be part of a broader airline security effort to combat what he called "a real sophisticated threat." He said no decision had been made as to the timing of any ban, it said.

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