Think we may have a new “most bizarre terror threat”

We thought we had covered it all when we published "The World’s Most Bizarre Terrorist Threats" in January. Little did we know that World of Warcraft and smoke detectors would soon be one-upped: Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered. The ...

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We thought we had covered it all when we published "The World's Most Bizarre Terrorist Threats" in January. Little did we know that World of Warcraft and smoke detectors would soon be one-upped:

Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered.

We thought we had covered it all when we published "The World’s Most Bizarre Terrorist Threats" in January. Little did we know that World of Warcraft and smoke detectors would soon be one-upped:

Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies have reportedly discovered.

The shocking new Al Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women’s breasts during plastic surgery – making them "virtually impossible to detect by the usual airport scanning machines."

It is believed the doctors have been trained at some of Britain’s leading teaching hospitals before returning to their own countries to perform the surgical procedures.

MI5 has also discovered that extremists are inserting the explosives into the buttocks of some male bombers.

"Women suicide bombers recruited by Al Qaeda are known to have had the explosives inserted in their breasts under techniques similar to breast enhancing surgery," Terrorist expert Joseph Farah claims.

Now let’s just hope the TSA doesn’t add new screening measures to protect against … such threats.

Kayvan Farzaneh is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.

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