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Security at German airports increased after terrorist threat reports

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Security at German airports increased after terrorist threat reports
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Security has been "massively boosted" at Stuttgart Airport after media reports of a terrorist threat.

A police spokesman in the southern city confirmed police numbers had been increased but refused to comment on claims that Islamist suspects had been spotted taking photographs at the facility.

Heavily-armed police patrolled several other German airports on Thursday including Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, Friedrichshafen and Mannheim.

Security patrols will continue until further notice, said a federal police spokesman.

Small German airports have also increased security, said the Reutlingen (Bade-Wurtemberg) police, adding that it was a "caution measure".

Newspaper Tagesspiegel reported several suspected terrorists had been captured on security cameras staking out Stuttgart Airport.