E: "My guess is that in her case they had to destroy it with violence because it was an Apple without a removable battery, so they could not get to just the battery." Eduardo, if you are suspicious of the battery then you (a) unplug the power supply away and then (b) tell the girl to power up the laptop. If the laptop boots up then what is in the battery compartment is "a battery". If the laptop explodes the what is in the battery compartment is "a bomb". Not that difficult, I would have thought, and not only does it save you three bullets and much time, it also kills one more terrorist...
U.S. confirms ISIS computer expert killed in air strike (Reuters)
from the article: Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel