Breast-implants packed with explosives could be used by terrorists to blow up a plane, experts have reportedly warned
Al-Qaeda may start equipping its female suicide bombers with explosive breast implants that are impossible to be detected at airport security checkpoints, British intelligence agency, MI5, has claimed.
Radical Islamist plastic surgeons could be carrying out the implant operations in lawless areas of Pakistan, security sources are said to warned.
Explosives experts have reportedly said just five ounces of Pentaerythritol Tetrabitrate packed into a breast implant would be enough to blow a ‘considerable’ hole in the side of a jumbo jet.
It would also be virtually impossible for airport security scanners to detect the explosive if hidden inside a breast.
Joseph Farah, a terrorism expert, told The Sun: ‘Women suicide bombers recruited by Al-Qaeda are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery.’
The discovery was reportedly made after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a London-educated Nigerian, attempted to blow up an airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas day with explosives packed into his underpants.
Hours after his attack failed, British intelligence services reportedly picked up ‘chatter’ from Pakistan and Yemen that alerted them to the bizarre new method.
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