Beijing airport tightens security after Moscow blast
Chinese police tightened security at Beijing International Airport Tuesday after a bomb attack killed 35 and injured some 150 at Moscow's Domodedovo airport Monday.
More police dogs have been deployed at key areas at the airport, including luggage claim points, check-in counters and departure and arrival halls, Xinhua reported.
Police are keeping a close eye on surveillance cameras and monitoring the flow of passengers around the clock, an airport police official told Xinhua.
More plain-clothes police are on patrol, too, Hu Jinhui, a senior official with the Beijing International Airport Police Bureau, said.
"We ordered tighter security overnight to make sure the capital's airport is safe during the Chinese New Year travel period," Hu said.
Police at the airport were already on high alert amid the annual rush of travelers ahead of the Chinese New Year, which falls on Feb. 3 this year.