A recent post discovered on an Al Qaeda online forum indicates that the nefarious terrorist group may be attempting to surgically implant deadly bombs inside its operatives.
"What is your opinion about surgeries through which I can implant the bomb...inside the operative's body?" asked one member, according to a translation provided by the SITE Intelligence Group.
"[You see], I am waiting for the interaction of the experienced brothers to connect the two sciences together and produce a new kind of terrorism - Allah willing."
A number of forum participants responded to the query, including one member who suggested that plastic and liquid explosives made out of PETN or semtex be neatly stitched into the abdominal cavity.
"It must be planted near the surface of the body, because the human body absorbs shocks," he advised.
Meanwhile, Mark Rossini, a former senior FBI counterterror agent, told the New York Daily News that Al Qaeda was certainly capable of realistically considering such a technique.
"In the same way that drug smugglers have placed bags of narcotics in the body cavities of animals and had people ingest condoms filled with drugs, it would not be out of the realm of Al Qaeda operational planners to conceive of such a technique," warned Rossini.
"[Remember], no technique is off-limits to Al Qaeda to achieve its destructive goals."