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New explosive detectors to be installed outside Cairo Airport

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Baku, February 3, AZERTAC

Head of Cairo International Airport Mohamed Said announced on Tuesday the purchase of two explosive detecting devices at a cost of 18 million Euros ($19.6 million) to boost security measures around the airport, according to Ahram Online news website.

Said explained that the devices will be located at outside checkpoints that inspect all vehicles and cars prior their entry to the airport. For the past months, airport officials have been taking numerous measures inside and outside the airport aiming to increase security measures.

In November, new x-ray baggage scanners were installed in the departure hall of the airport.

The new measures were put in place following the 31 October crash of a Russian plane in Sinai which killed all 224 people on board.

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