Heathrow Airport on alert over breast implant bombing threat
London's Heathrow Airport has been put on high terror alert after intelligence that women suicide bombers were planning to strike with explosives concealed in breast implants.world Updated: Aug 17, 2013 13:40 IST
London's Heathrow Airport has been put on high terror alert after intelligence that women suicide bombers were planning to strike with explosives concealed in breast implants.
Security checks have been beefed up after receiving credible intelligence that al-Qaeda is plotting attacks on airlines flying out of London.
According to the Mirror, one staff member said that they have been told to pay particular attention to women, who could be hiding explosives in their breasts.
Al-Qaeda's chief bomb-maker Ibrahim al-Asiri is understood to have developed the method of foiling airport scanners by concealing explosives in an implant or bodily cavity, the report said.
Explosives expert Andy Oppenheimer said that there is a great fear that al-Qaeda are planning on using internal devices to try and get through airport scanners, it added.
First Published: Aug 17, 2013 13:36 IST