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Anti-terror drill in Larnaca Airport

November 8, 2018 at 12:34pm

An emergency anti-terror drill will take place at Larnaca airport on Friday, November 9, at 1am, police said.

During the exercise, Israeli airline security guards, Cypriot Civil Aviation, Customs, and Hermes Airports personnel will participate in exercises in three terror-related scenarios.

Police warns the public not to be alarmed if they see Israeli security guards in the terminal.

Two drills will take place at the check-in area while the third one will be at the terminal past the security point.

According to police, there will be shots fired with blank cartridges and realistic gun replicas will be used.

No flights are scheduled to arrive or depart during the emergency drill. Authorities also said the runway will be shut down as well but cited scheduled maintenance work.

The exercise will last about two hours.