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Plot to Bomb Frankfurt Airport

Security was tightened at Frankfurt airport Wednesday after authorities reported a terrorist plot to bomb installations there.

Frankfurt has the busiest airport in West Germany.

Police offered no details but confirmed that the security alert was linked to the life sentence imposed by a German court last month on Mohammed Hamadei, a Lebanese terrorist convicted of hijacking a TWA airliner in 1984 and murdering an American passenger.

According to media reports Wednesday, the police uncovered an Arab terrorist ring that was planning a series of attacks to back up demands for Hamadei’s release.

No arrests were reported.