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article imageAl Qaeda planning to surgically implant bombs in Jihadis

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By Michael Krebs     Dec 6, 2010 in World
As American travelers continue to grapple with TSA pat-downs and full-body scanners, Al Qaeda and related affiliates are planning to surgically insert bombs within the bodies of suicide Jihadis.
International terrorist circles are preparing for a "new kind of terrorism," one that offers a confluence between modern surgical science and the engineering craft of liquid bomb detonation. The new approach explores the implementation of surgically implanted bombs, sewn into the abdominal cavities of active and living Jihadis.
"What is your opinion about surgeries through which I can implant the bomb ...inside the operative's body," a surgeon inquired on a known Al Qaeda online communications channel, according to the New York Daily News.
The ideas around surgical implants are being monitored by the SITE Intelligence Group, but it is known that bombs carried within body cavities have been detonated before. In September, 2009, an attack in Saudi Arabia was executed through a bomb hidden within the body cavity of the terrorist.
The opportunities presented with this methodology point squarely back to airline travel. The latest safety procedures put in place by the Transportation Security Administration have caused a great deal of debate among American travelers, many of whom feel that their personal privacy and liberties are being violated.
Surgically-installed bombs would be very difficult to detect, and counterterrorism authorities worry that this approach would present a nearly invisible challenge.
"I am waiting for the interaction of the experienced brothers to connect the two sciences together and produce a new kind of terrorism, Allah willing," another terrorist wrote on the channel monitored by SITE Intelligence Group.
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