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WikiLeaks: Al-Qaeda Actively Seeking 'Dirty' Bombs


Leaked documents from WikiLeaks claim the Al-Qaeda terror group has tried to secure the materials needed to make a radioactive "dirty bomb."

The released U.S. diplomatic cables show security chiefs had told NATO officials in 2009 that Al-Qaeda was planning a program of "dirty radioactive improvised explosive devices."

The memos detailed how a freight train on the Kazakhstan-Russia border was found to be carrying weapons-grade material while a "small-time" dealer in Lisbon tried to sell radioactive materials stolen from Chornobyl, the damaged nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

compiled from agency reports
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