S'pore beefs up security in wake of terror attacks

The Ministry of Home Affairs has beefed up security across Singapore in the wake of the terror attacks in Manchester and Jakarta.

"Following the attacks in Manchester and Jakarta, our agencies have stepped up checks and patrols at key locations, the air, land and sea checkpoints, transport nodes and in our waters," the ministry said in a statement yesterday. "We will continue to monitor the developments closely and calibrate security measures according to the threat environment."

In Britain, police were closing in on an extremist network thought to be behind the Manchester concert attack, as grief mixed with anger at the US over leaked material from the probe. As more children were named among the victims, the Libyan authorities detained the suicide bomber's father and brother, while British police carried out fresh arrests and raids.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 26, 2017, with the headline 'S'pore beefs up security in wake of terror attacks'. Print Edition | Subscribe