New Technique of Storing Bomb Materials Inside Body Cavity Nearly Kills a Saudi Prince
Inside a Saudi palace, the scene was the bloody aftermath of an al Qaeda attack in August aimed at killing Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, head of Saudi Arabia's counter terrorism operations.
To get his bomb into this room, Abdullah Asieri, one of Saudi Arabia's most wanted men, avoided detection by two sets of airport security including metal detectors and palace security.
He spent 30 hours in the close company of the prince's own secret service agents - all without anyone suspecting a thing.
Taking a trick from the narcotics trade - which has long smuggled drugs in body cavities - Asieri had a pound of high explosives, plus a detonator inserted in his rectum.
The blast left the prince lightly wounded - a failure as an assassination, but as an exercise in defeating security, it was perfect.