Sunday, July 10, 2011

TSA: Terrorists might try to surgically implant bombs in their bodies

The Transportation Security Administration warns airlines and foreign security agencies that terrorists might try to surgically implant bombs in their bodies as a way to evade security. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the intelligence that led to the warning "does not relate to an imminent or specific threat." But the TSA urges foreign security agencies to ramp up security in response. "As a precaution, passengers flying from international locations to U.S. destinations may notice additional security measures in place," TSA spokesman Nicholas Kimball said. "Measures may include interaction with passengers, in addition to the use of other screening methods such as pat-downs and the use of enhanced tools and technologies." Passengers flying from different locations may notice different reactions from security personnel because the agency intentionally tries to be "unpredictable," Kimball says. The warning comes as terrorist groups try to adapt to increasing security as they attempt to attack a favorite target: the U.S. aviation system...more

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