LONDON, March 23 (UPI) -- Surgeons are putting exploding breast implants into female suicide bombers that are nearly impossible to detect, The Sun, the British tabloid, reported.
The newspaper report said the new purported al-Qaida tactic, discovered by British intelligence, involves doctors learning plastic surgery procedures at some of Britain's leading hospitals before returning home and implanting the explosives.
MI5, Britain's counter-intelligence agency, also has learned male suicide bombers are getting explosives implanted in their buttocks, the Sun said.
The discovery of the new threats came after London-educated Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was caught on a flight to Detroit Christmas Day allegedly with explosives in his underpants, the report said.
When that bombing failed, The Sun said, British intelligence listening devices began to pick up "chatter" from Pakistan and Yemen about the alleged implants.