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Fears of undetectable bombs implanted in terrorists’ flesh prompt heightened security at European airports

Passengers on U.S.-bound flights from Europe endured lengthy security checks Friday amid new fears terrorists could sneak high-tech bombs aboard in cell phones, shoes or even implanted in their flesh.

In Paris and London passengers encountered additional screenings that caused delays of 30 minutes to an hour.

Olivier de France, a European security expert at France’s Institute for International and Strategic Relations, said the extra security is due to concern Al Qaeda’s expertise in placing bombs “in anything from shoes, soles, to energy drinks and even possibly surgically implanting these devices” may have spread to Syria.

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