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Airport staff gather near a security checkpoint at Cairo International Airport on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The U.S. and British governments, citing unspecified threats, are barring passengers on some international flights from mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, tablets, electronic games and other devices on board in carry-on bags. (AP Photo)

Intel sources say that new terrorist laptop bombs might go undetected at airport security


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. 

The revelation has some on social media worried. 

Others are pointing out the ban comes up short in certain areas. 

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