U.S. intelligence now believes that ISIS and other terror groups could be developing new methods of constructing laptop bombs that could evade airport security, reports CNN.
What's more, intelligence officials believe that terror groups may have acquired low-level airport security technology that they can use to test their new inventions.
Such intelligence played a large role in the Trump administration's decision to prohibit travelers from certain countries from bringing a laptop to the United States.
Right now, the laptop ban affects eight countries in the Middle East and Africa that were chosen due to an increased threat level. This latest revelation has some people concerned that the ban may not be strict enough.
"As a matter of policy, we do not publicly discuss specific intelligence information. However, evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation, to include smuggling explosive devices in electronics," the Department of Homeland Security said to CNN in a statement.
Terrorist now developing Laptop bombs that can evade airport security.I pray that pragmatic measures will be instigated to oblitrate.— Amponsah Bernard (@Rsesquipedalian) March 31, 2017
The revelation has some on social media worried.
Which only raises the question: Why are the terrorist laptop bombs less dangerous in the cargo hold? https://t.co/vlEWjBZ3wx— DavidKenner (@DavidKenner) March 31, 2017
Others are pointing out the ban comes up short in certain areas.
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