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DHS Sec. Kelly: Test laptop bomb "destroyed the plane"

Kamran Jebreili / AP

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday evening at The Aspen Institute that DHS tested a laptop bomb on a real airplane and noted "to say the least, it destroyed the plane," per Josh Rogin, a Washington Post columnist.

Why it matters: The DHS announced a laptop ban in March for several airlines and airports in the Middle East over security concerns and last month put new screening protocols out for hundreds of airports over concerns terrorists plan to target commercial airlines.