Authorities: Al Qaeda May Use ‘Body Bombs’ on U.S.-bound Planes

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MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 04: A TSA agent waits for passengers to use the TSA PreCheck lane being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration at Miami International Airport on October 4, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The pilot program launched today for fliers to use the expedited security screening in Miami, Atlanta, Detroit and Dallas/Fort Worth.The lane has a metal detector rather than a full-body imaging machine and passengers will no longer no need to remove shoes, belts, light outerwear, and bags of liquids that are compliant with TSA restrictions. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Photo: Joe Raedle/2011 Getty Images

American and European authorities told ABC News on Monday that Al Qaeda may soon attempt to blow up a U.S.-bound plane with "body bombs," or explosives implanted somewhere inside a terrorists' ... body. In response to the apparent threat, security has been boosted at U.K., European, and Middle Eastern airports; however, Department of Homeland Security spokesman Peter Boogaard said on on Monday evening, "We have no indication of any specific, credible threats or plots against the U.S. tied to the one-year anniversary of bin Laden's death." As for the where, a physician told ABC, "The surgeon would open the abdominal cavity and literally implant the explosive device in amongst the internal organs."