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Laser beam air attacks on rise

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Airline pilots say they are increasingly worried about being distracted or even blinded by powerful laser beams.

Planes and helicopters are being targeted by people on the ground using hand-held lasers.

They are easy to buy and their use has seen a marked rise.

Jenny Hill reports.

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