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FBI: Rigged cell phones might trigger bombs

Cell phones modified so they could detonate bombs by remote control were found by investigators probing the recent Saudi Arabia bombings, raising concern that such methods could be used in the United States by terrorists. An unspecified number of rigged cell phones turned up during searches following the May 12 bombing in Riyadh that killed 35 people, including nine Americans. The FBI said Wednesday it had no information that such devices might be used in a specific terrorist plot in the United States but urged extra vigilance. “Law enforcement agencies should remain alert to potential use of such devices and incorporate awareness into their counterterrorism preventive measures,” the FBI said in its weekly bulletin to 18,000 state and local police agencies. Full Story

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