Today Singapore Changi Airport released a shocking video of a simulated terrorist bomb attack in the airport’s ticketing area.
In the video, mock gun toting terrorists advance from the airport trains, and then a mock terrorist blows himself up in the ticketing hall. Wow. It’s intense, noisy and frightening.
Here’s the video:
This all happened in the wee hours of Tuesday morning as part of a drill. According to the Straits Times, Tuesday’s simulated attack “saw six gunmen and a suicide bomber strike the packed terminal on what was supposed to be a busy Saturday afternoon.”
This simulated attack is part of Exercise Northstar, which Channel News Asia says is “part of ongoing efforts to test a multi-agency response towards possible terrorist attacks in Singapore.”
The entire episode was covered by the media and even witnessed by Singapore’s Prime Minister, according to this story (with more details and videos) in The Straits Times.