TSA order is aimed at stopping terrorists from detonating bombs in plane cargo holds

Airports in five countries including Egypt and Saudi Arabia will now get extra scrutiny.
1:08 | 01/23/18

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Transcript for TSA order is aimed at stopping terrorists from detonating bombs in plane cargo holds
Next tonight here, that developing headline. The concern over bombs being placed in cargo on planes bound for the U.S. The TSA and inning more advanced screenings from five countries in the Middle East. Here's Pierre Thomas. Reporter: Tonight, new concerns about terrorists determined to put bombs on planes headed to the united States. The TSA putting in place emergency regulations today based on, quote, recent information, aimed at stopping terrorists from detonating a bomb in the cargo hold of commercial planes. Airports in five Middle Eastern countries now getting that extra scrutiny, including Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. This hole blown right through the side of a jet from a suspected laptop bombing smuggled onto the plane in Somalia, reminder of how Crea creative the terrorists are becoming. The new TSA order in part the result of a foiled plot to down a commercial plane uncovered in Australia this past summer. We could very well have had a catastrophic event in this country. Reporter: The diabolical plot? Smuggling the bomb inside of a meat grinder. David, ISIS and other terrorist organizations apparently still obsessed with trying to B up a plane bound for the U.S. David? Pierre, thank you.

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