Passengers must charge up their mobile phones and other electronic devices before they board US-bound flights at some airports, Reuters reported Sunday, citing the US Transportation Security Administration.
The new measure comes amid concerns that Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Islamist Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, are plotting to blow up an airliner, the report said.
The agency is trying to prevent cellphones, tablets, laptops or other electronic devices being used as a bomb, it said. Smartphones including Apple iPhones and Galaxy phones made by Samsung will come in for extra scrutiny.
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