US warning of implanted bombs
The US government has warned airlines that terrorists are considering the use of explosives implanted surgically beneath the skin, dpa reported according to the Los Angeles Times.
The LA Times, citing US officials, reported there was no immediate plot, but the new information could lead to additional security measures at airports.
The information indicates such a threat would most likely come from overseas, and federal authorities are urging precautions in the United States and abroad.
Existing security scanners are not necessarily capable of detecting bombs implanted under a person's skin, the LA Times reported online.