February 19th, 2014
08:03 PM ET

New warning to airlines about possible shoe bombs

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a new terror threat, warning airlines about terrorists who may attempt to hide explosives in their shoes.

They are asking airlines to pay extra attention to flights from overseas with 25 to 30 specific cities listed on the advisory.

Sources: Airlines warned to beware of possible shoe bombs

Officials say there is no specific threat or known plot, but intelligence collected by the United States and other countries indicates terror groups have been working on new shoe-bomb designs.

OutFront: Phil Mudd, a Former CIA Deputy Director of Counterterrorism.

Filed under: Aviation Industry • News • Terrorism
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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    I don't doubt it... apparently all flights from Joburg to the states had to stop at Dakar, Senegal where security did a total sweep of everyone & everything. But what can you say? If that's what it takes to keep America safe, I guess so.

    February 20, 2014 at 10:45 am | Reply

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