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U.S. going paranoid: DHS meets with airlines on electronics ban

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The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary met with airline representatives today to discuss security threats to aviation.

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The agency considers expanding a controversial ban on large electronics in aircraft cabins to include flights from other regions.

John Kelly also met with senators from relevant committees today to "discuss numerous DHS activities to protect the homeland", says a DHS spokesperson. "This included discussing threats to aviation."

He adds that no decision has been made on extending the ban to other flights. "However, it is under consideration," says the spokesman.

Several media reports have said the ban could be extended to US-bound flights departing Europe, although it is not immediately clear how soon this could take place. It is also not immediately clear which countries will be affected.

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