Beirut: Lebanon has detained two workers at Beirut airport over alleged contact with "terrorist parties", the country`s ANI news agency said on Sunday.
Airport security on Friday "detained two Lebanese working for one of the airport`s service providers after discovering their involvement in making contact with terrorist parties," ANI said.
A security source confirmed that "two employees were detained", without adding if they were employed directly by the airport or by a service provider.
"One of the two was in possession of a handgun, while traces of explosives were discovered in the car of the other," the source said, without elaborating.
Beirut`s international airport has recently been the centre of a controversy over possible security gaps.
Transport Minister Ghazi Zoaiter said in late March that up to $1.4 million would be needed for "security measures at the airport", but highlighted a "lack of resources".