Security tightens on anniversary of bin Laden death - KMOV.com

Security tightens on anniversary of bin Laden death

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- One government security official summed it up this way: While there are no specific threats against the U.S. that government officials are aware of, they are still acting out of an "abundance of caution" when it comes to the one-year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.

While the White House says that al Qaida is hurting and that the death of bin Laden has pretty much dismantled his original terror team, there is concern that people who admire bin Laden may want to avenge his death.
   
Homeland Security is also on the lookout for the so-called "body bombs."  Those are explosive devices surgically implanted inside someone's body and are designed to be used on airplanes.  They may not contain metal and are said to be more difficult to detect.

The anniversary of the Navy Seal raid on the bin Laden compound is May 1st/2nd.  It happened about 1:00 in the morning in Pakistan where it was already May 2nd although it was May 1st in the U.S.  

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