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Washington to tighten security for US-bound flights

US authorities plan to bolster security at some airports in Europe and the Middle East with direct flights to the United StatesUS authorities plan to bolster security at some airports in Europe and the Middle East with direct flights to the United States, officials said Wednesday. Amid concern terror groups are developing new explosives to circumvent airport security, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced unspecified steps that would be carried out in “the coming days,” without saying which airports would be affected. After an assessment of security threats, Johnson said he had directed the Transportation Security Administration “to implement enhanced security measures in the coming days at certain overseas airports with direct flights to the United States.” Johnson said that “we will continue to adjust security measures to promote aviation security without unnecessary disruptions to the traveling public.”

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