DHS: Magazine story on bomb making prompts airport searches

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Washington (CNN)The Department of Homeland Security has announced ramped up searches at U.S. airports, though the measures actually began a few weeks ago, a government official told CNN on Tuesday.

The enhanced measures for airport security are in response to a recent article in Inspire Magazine, a publication by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which described how to make homemade bombs using household products.
According to the official, the concern to aviation security stems from the threat of non-metallic IEDs only detectable by full body scanners, a technology that is not available at smaller airports, largely due to their cost.
The ramped up TSA measures include random passenger and luggage searches at the gate once passengers have gone through security checkpoint.