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US warns of shoe-bomb threat on flights: report

Published Thu, Feb 20, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[WASHINGTON] US security officials warned on Wednesday about a potential shoe-bomb threat on international flights to the US, local media reported.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a warning to airlines based on "very recent intelligence" considered credible that assailants would try to attack passenger jets using explosives hidden in shoes, NBC television reported.

Officials told NBC that passengers may be subjected to enhanced security screenings and airlines will pay more attention to passengers' shoes.

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