Possible new threat
MI5 the United Kingdom's counter-intelligence
agency has uncovered evidence that Al Qaeda is planning a new stage in
its terror campaign by inserting ‘surgical bombs’ inside people.
The move has been prompted by the recent introduction
at airports of body scanners.
To avoid detection by airport body scanners Al Qaeda
are said to be planning to surgically insert explosives into suicide
The explosive PETN would be placed in a plastic sachet
inside the bomber’s body before the wound was stitched up like a normal
operation incision and allowed to heal.
Male bombers would have the explosive secreted near
their appendix or in their buttocks, while females would have the
material placed inside their breasts in the same way as figure-enhancing
The explosives would be detonated by the bomber using
a hypodermic syringe to inject TATP through their skin into the