An American Airlines plane flies over a fast food restaurant as it prepares to land at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California on March 21, 2017. / AFP / Mark RALSTON
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The U.S. and Britain, citing concerns about terrorist attacks, are not allowing passengers on some flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries to bring laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags.About 50 flights a day, all on foreign airlines, are affected.U.S. officials say the decision was prompted by intelligence about potential threats to planes bound for the U.S. They are giving no details, such as whether a particular terror group prompted the ban.Bombs concealed in electronics have been an airline safety concern for decades.More recently, a Daallo Airlines plane landed safely in Somalia last year after a bomb inside a laptop exploded in the passenger cabin and blew a hole in the fuselage.Yes. A bomb inside the cargo hold could bring a plane down, airline security experts say.
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