Qaeda`s new WMD: Liquid-dipped clothes that explode on drying

The officials said the new technique consists of dipping clothes into a liquid that would make the textile explosive upon drying.

Last Updated: Aug 07, 2013, 18:41 PM IST

Washington: Al Qaeda operatives may have developed a new kind of undetectable liquid bomb, US officials have said.

The officials said the new technique consists of dipping clothes into a liquid that would make the textile explosive upon drying.

According to the Huffington Post, the new technique was developed by Ibrahim al-Asiri, al-Qaeda`s bomb maker in Yemen.

Asiri is believed to have designed the devices used by `Christmas Bomber` Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a flight to Detroit and during an attempt to assassinate Saudi Arabia`s deputy interior minister, the report added.

ANI