In the wake of the failed bombing attempt by Nigerian Al Qaeda operative Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, airport security experts are wringing their hands over how to stop the next underwear bomber. In the wake of the Abdulmutallab episode, however, standards will change. Pat downs will become more common—and more intrusive. The concept is simple.
Bomb in anal cavity raises new airline concern
Terrorist Kill Afghan Hid Bomb In Rectum - Business Insider
According to the Saudi Gazette al-Asiri was reportedly recruited into al-Qaeda by his older brother Ibrahim al-Asiri and the two brothers reportedly traveled to Yemen in He rose to notability when he was named on a Saudi list of most wanted terrorist suspects on February 3, , and then on August 27, , for attempting to assassinate Saudi deputy minister of Interior, Muhammad bin Nayef , whom he only slightly injured in a suicide bombing. Al-Asiri spoke to Mohammed bin Nayef a few days prior to the bombing and expressed his desire to turn himself in as part of the country's terrorist rehabilitation program,    and they agreed to meet. On August 27, , Asiri waited in line at Mohammed bin Nayef's Jeddah palace as a "well-wisher," a tradition in the kingdom during Ramadan. He exploded a suicide bomb perhaps with a cell phone , killing himself, but only lightly injuring bin Nayef who was protected from the full force of the blast by Asiri's body. According to Al Arabiya , this was the first assassination attempt against a royal family member since , when Saudi Arabia faced a sharp uptick in al-Qaeda linked attacks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A man had crossed into Afghanistan from Pakistan with important information he said he would only deliver personally to Mr. Khalid, who had just taken over as the head of the National Directorate of Security. They were no doubt mindful of what happened in September when a Taliban peace emissary was allowed to meet with a prominent Afghan peace envoy and then killed him with a bomb hidden in his turban.
CNN -- The would-be assassin of Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Nayef hid his bomb in his underwear, apparently believing that cultural taboos would prevent a search in that part of his body, according to a Saudi government official close to the investigation. The prince was slightly injured when the bomb exploded in the August attack. Several news reports this week have said the assailant hid the bomb inside his rectum, but according to the Saudi official, the government assessment discounted those reports, based on various factors. Among them: When the bomb went off there was a flash of light, suggesting that the bomb was not hidden inside the assassin's body. Also, doctors consulted by the government judged that the toxicity of the plastic explosives would make them hard to hold for many hours inside the rectum, and the environment in this area of the body would make detonation "difficult," according to the Saudi official close to the investigation.