US intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe ISIS and other terror groups have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices that FBI testing shows can evade some commonly used airport security screening methods, according to a CNN report.
The US and UK recently banned travellers flying out of 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying laptops and other large electronic devices aboard planes. The ban came after US intelligence found that terrorists have obtained sophisticated airport security equipment to test how to effectively conceal explosives in laptops and other electronic devices.
However, questions are being raised about whether the ban is broad enough. According to the CNN, the FBI conducted a series of tests last year and found that laptop bombs would be far more difficult for airport screeners to detect.