Large-scale counterterrorism drill staged at Hong Kong airport

More than 200 emergency services and security officers have held a large-scale counterterrorism drill at Hong Kong International Airport to strengthen the city’s response to bomb attacks and incursions from hostage-taking knifemen.

Code-named “Ironwill”, officers from police and fire services were deployed early on Friday for the practice scenario, which was modelled on a 2016 terrorist attack in Brussels.

The exercise started shortly after midnight with a participant acting as a member of the public spotting an unattended bag in the departure hall of the airport in Chek Lap Kok, alerting the Aviation Security Company and police to a suspected explosive device.

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Source: South China Morning Post