Thursday, February 6, 2014

US warns of Russia toothpaste bombs

The United States has warned airlines flying to Russia that terrorists may try to smuggle explosives on board in tubes of toothpaste.

A Homeland Security official said that such devices could be used to assemble a bomb on a flight or upon arrival at the Winter Olympics.

However, the US said it was not aware of any specific threat at this time.

Russian government forces are on high alert to head off possible militant attacks at the winter games, which begin in on Friday.