Lebanon airport workers held over `terror contacts`

Lebanon has detained two workers at Beirut airport over alleged contact with "terrorist parties", the country`s ANI news agency said on Sunday.

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".

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