TSA Warns Airlines Over Possible ‘Surgically Implanted Body Bomb’ Threat

by on 06/07/11 at 12:48 pm

At O'hare airport in Chicago, a TSA agent pats down a suspicious passenger after a band-aid was noticed on his forearm.

Washington, DC – (SatireWorld.com)

The U.S. government is warning airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks.

There is no intelligence pointing to a specific plot, but the U.S. has shared this information with executives at domestic and international carriers.

The Transportation Security Administration says that people traveling to the U.S. from overseas may experience additional screening at airports. Travelers who have ‘suspicious scars’ might be asked to have them surgically probed by a TSA agent who has fulfilled the required 4-hour training class on surgigal inspections.

Placing explosives and explosive components inside humans is not a new idea. But a U.S. security official says there is new intelligence pointing to a fresh interest in using this tactic, namely a discovery a mobile surgical set-up in an abandoned VW bus.

The TSA official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive security information.

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