US warns of toothpaste bombs on Russia flights

WASHINGTON: The US government warned American and foreign airlines on Wednesday that terrorists could try to hide explosives in toothpaste tubes on Russia-bound flights.
An official told AFP it has information “specifically targeting flights to Russia,” where the Winter Olympics will begin in the resort city of Sochi on Friday. In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security said that, “out of an abundance of caution,” it regularly shares relevant information with partners both at home and abroad. “While we are not aware of a specific threat to the homeland at this time, this routine communication is an important part of our commitment to making sure we meet that priority,” it said.  “As always, our security apparatus includes a number of measures, both seen and unseen, and DHS will continue to adjust security measures to fit an ever evolving threat environment,” it said.

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