ATTN: WEODF Members
March 1, 2000 - Information packets were mailed out to members in February regarding this year's International Training Conferences. The following is a list of conference locations and dates:
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According to reports, the devices intercepted by authorities were concealed inside booby-trapped video cassettes. This method of concealing mail bombs (as video cassettes or in video cassette boxes) has become increasingly popular amongst terrorists and criminals. In addition to the Ecuadorian mail bombs, similar methods have been used by different perpetrators in the Middle-East, Europe, and North America. For example, in January 1998, a booby-trapped video cassette was used in the attempted assassination of an Israeli intelligence officer by the Amal militia. In this situation, the device was detonated prematurely while being smuggled into Israel. The blast, which occured at the border-crossing near Metulla, injured six people.
As long as this method remains in popularity, security professionals screening for IEDs should be particularly suspicious when examining video cassette boxes or tapes.
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