Counterterrorism experts with the UK intelligence service MI5 are reportedly aware of a new technique that will help suicidal terrorists avoid detection at airports after discovering increasingly strong chatter regarding the subject on extremist websites. MI5 told Daily Mail that suicide bombers may now surgically implant explosives in their bodies. The explosive, commonly known as pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), would be placed in a plastic sachet inside the bomber’s body before the wound was stitched up like a normal operation incision and allowed to heal, experts said. The embedded bomb would then be detonated with an injection of triacetone triperoxide, administered with syringes that could be smuggled on board disguised as a diabetic’s insulin kit.
(If a blonde female terrorist has surgically implanted explosives, what do we call her? A bombshell. Ok, I digressed.)
According to experts, just 226g of PETN would be enough to blast a hole in an airplane. Areas that could accommodate the explosive implants include the breasts, near the appendix and the buttocks.
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