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Report: Heathrow Airport on alert for breast implant bombs

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Security personnel have reportedly been warned about al-Qaeda possibly plotting attacks on planes using women suicide bombers.

The Mirror claims that the women would have the explosives concealed in breast implants.

The paper cites “credible” intelligence.

It has previously been reported that Al-Qaeda’s chief bomb-maker Ibrahim al-Asiri is believe to have developed the ability to implant explosives.

Independent security analyst Paul Beaver said: “There are currently deeply serious concerns over body cavities and implants of all kinds – including breast implants – being used to hide explosives.

For a suicide bomber sat in a window seat it would take only a relatively small blast to blow a lethal hole in a plane’s fuselage.

There are two main ways of initiating a detonation – by chemical reaction or radio controlled detonators.

Body scanners are good at identifying things outside the body but not.

A Heathrow Airport spokesman said told the paper, “We don’t comment on specific security measures.”

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