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Report: ISIS Can Make Laptop Bombs That Evade Airport Security

ISIS militants are reportedly able to plant explosive devices inside laptops and other electronic devices that can evade screening procedures at airport security checkpoints, U.S. intelligence officials believe. The militants have reportedly acquired equipment used for airporting security screenings, and have used it to determine whether the explosives can get through undetected. CNN reported Friday that the intelligence has been “gathered in the last several months” and “played a significant role” in the federal government’s decision last week to ban large electronic devices from U.S.-bound flights originating in eight Middle Eastern and African nations. “Evaluated intelligence indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commerical aviation, to include smuggling explosive devices in electronics,” the Department of Homeland Security told CNN, without commenting on the specific reporting.