Here is what a tube of toothpaste bomb would look like.
The US has warned airlines flying into Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes.
Officials say bombs could be assembled on a flight or upon arrival at Sochi where the Winter Olympics have started.
Russian Government forces are on high alert to head off possible militant attacks.
The Department of Homeland Security’s warning comes ahead of the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
It said it was not aware of any specific danger to the US at this time.
Russia banned all liquids, pastes and gels from its airports and internal flights last month.
The move was part of a significant tightening of security in the country ahead of the Olympic Games, the BBC’s Daniel Sandford reports from Sochi.
The Russian authorities have not yet commented on the US warning, but Deputy Prime Minister…
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