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Britain’s to Beef Up Anti-terroism Security at Airports, Train Stations

Nov. 14, 2007, London, England - British airports, train stations and shopping malls will get new defences against car bombs following a major security review, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday.


November 14, 2007
By The Canadian Press

Nov. 14, 2007, London, England – British airports, train stations and shopping malls will
get new defences against car bombs following a major security
review, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday.

Under the plan, hundreds of transportation terminals, power
plants and shopping malls will also upgrade protection against
possible bombings.

In addition, Internet and technology companies in Britain will be
asked to help stop terrorist propaganda being distributed online,
Brown said.

The review of nearly 900 public spaces was conducted following
failed car bomb attacks in London's West End entertainment district
and Glasgow airport earlier this year.

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A study by terrorism minister Alan West highlighted a resurgent
threat from car bombs _ a tactic once used by Irish Republican Army
and now adopted by Islamic militants.

At a morning meeting with architects and security experts, West
and Brown discussed plans to design new public buildings to reduce
the threat from bomb blasts and shrapnel injuries.

Brown ordered West's review after the botched bombings in London
and Glasgow, Scotland, just days after he took office in June and
nearly two years after the suicide bombings on London's
transportation system that killed 52 people and the four attackers