U.S. government warns of "toothpaste bombs" in Olympics-bound airliners

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U.S. government warns of "toothpaste bombs" in Olympics-bound airliners

Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:32 pm

Terrorists may be plotting to bring down airliners heading for the Sochi Olympics using explosives hidden inside toothpaste tubes, US intelligence has warned.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the caution to airlines less than 48 hours before Friday's opening ceremony in the troubled region of southern Russia.

The alert is the most specific yet by Western intelligence but comes after weeks of warnings that the games could be targeted by al-Qaeda or Islamist separatists seeking independence from Russia.

"Our security apparatus includes a number of measures, both seen and unseen, and DHS will continue to adjust security measures to fit an ever evolving threat environment," a US official said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/winter-olympics/10620817/Winter-Olympics-2014-US-issues-warning-over-toothpaste-bomb-plots.html

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