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The Middle East Asia Minor, the Arab Mahgreb, and the Persian Gulf to include tensions between Israel and its Arab neighbors, Terrorist organizations and Iran.

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The passengers and crew of the hijacked EgyptAir flight arrived at Cairo International Airport on Tuesday night, from Larnaca, Cyprus.

Earlier in the day, an Egyptian man hijacked the domestic EgyptAir flight wearing a fake explosives belt and forced it to land in Cyprus.

The hijacker surrendered and was taken into custody after he released all passengers and crew unharmed.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-in-Cairo.html
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I've noticed many instances of fake bomb vests in recent attacks all over the world. The real stuff must be getting rare.
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I've noticed many instances of fake bomb vests in recent attacks all over the world. The real stuff must be getting rare.
It's easier to get a fake through security scanning systems - they don't trigger any sensors.A fake discourages the security forces from closing with the perpetrator just as well as a real one.
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It's easier to get a fake through security scanning systems - they don't trigger any sensors.A fake discourages the security forces from closing with the perpetrator just as well as a real one.
I've seen them described during attacks where no scanners would be encountered.
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I've seen them described during attacks where no scanners would be encountered.
Read the second sentence in my post.
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Read the second sentence in my post.
Makes sense. I believe fake vests have been used during most of the recent vehicle attacks. High likelihood of engaging security forces during such an attack.

Anyway, it seems to be a recent tactic.
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