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Azerbaijan strengthens security at transport hubs following Istanbul attack

29 June 2016 [11:39] - TODAY.AZ

Security measures in Azerbaijan’s public places, including airports and railway stations have been strengthened in connection with the terrorist attack committed June 28 at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Head of the press service of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) Pasha Kesamanski told Trend June 29 that according to internal procedure, all the airports of Azerbaijan have introduced enhanced security mode.

“Enhanced screening at the entrance to the airport’s terminals, inspection of facilities and planes have been organized,” said Kesamanski.

Azerbaijan Railways CJSC has also strengthened security measures, the company’s spokesman Nadir Azmammadov told Trend. The company’s management has decided to strengthen patrols and inspections in the territory of railway stations, platforms, as well as checking of trains and railway bridges in Azerbaijan.

A terrorist attack occurred at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport, as a result of which 36 people were killed and 147 injured, according to recent information.

The “Islamic State” (IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group stands behind the attack, according to preliminary information.

/By Trend/

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