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Additional security measures coming to airports

(WTVM) - Security measures are being increased at American airports, and you might be in for random checks even after making it through TSA checkpoints.

Homeland security officials say the concern is over an article published in Al Qaeda's propaganda magazine "Inspire." It lays out instructions on how to build a so-called "hidden bomb" from easily purchasable materials.

An official says the concern stems from the threat of non-metallic IEDs only detectable by full body scanners, a technology that is not available at smaller airports given the costs.

The new measures include random passenger and luggage searchers at the gate once you've gone through security checkpoints.

The move comes after enhanced security measures over the summer.

Some passengers on U.S. bound international flights were asked to turn on electronic devices to ensure they are not carrying explosive devices. 

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