Indian airports alerted to threat of "breast explosives"

Detecting the hidden threat poses a challenge.

Kyodo News (via reports that airport security personnel all over India have been put on alert over fears that women suicide bombers can carry explosives in the form of breast implants.


According to the report, officials at the Central Internal Security Force (CISF) have briefed airport employees in charge of security "after Britain’s Heathrow Airport was recently put on high alert on similar fears." British media recently reported that "al-Qaida bomb-maker Ibrahim al-Asiri had developed a way of injecting explosive material into the human body as breast implants."


Although CISF Special Director General (Airports Security) Rajiva Ranjan Verma said women friskers might resort to asking women travelers to remove their clothes in cases of doubt, he added that "frisking [will be] done with utmost care, respect, courtesy and happiness of the travelers."


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