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Tags: ISIS | dirty bomb | stolen materials

ISIS Says It Built 'Dirty Bomb' From Stolen Materials

By    |   Friday, 05 December 2014 03:11 PM

Militants with the jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS) claim they have made a "dirty bomb" with radioactive material stolen from Mosul University in Iraq.

A dirty bomb combines radioactive nuclear waste with conventional explosives and is designed to spread hazardous radioactive material over a wide area.

Forty kilograms of uranium was reported missing from the university after ISIS militants seized Mosul in June, according to a report from CP World (Christian Post).

The Mirror in Britain reported that a former British explosives expert who fled Britain in 2012 and is now associated with ISIS in Syria, Hamayn Tariq, posted a claim on Twitter, using the pseudonym Muslim al-Britani, that read: "O by the way Islamic State does have a Dirty bomb. We found Radioactive [sic] material from Mosul university."

"We'll find out what dirty bombs are and what they do. We'll also discuss what might happen if one actually went off in a public area."

He added: "This sort of bomb would be terribly destructive if [it] went off in LONDON."

Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim warned in July that "terrorist groups" had seized nuclear material that had previously been controlled by the government, and said these materials "can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction."

In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the ambassador wrote: "These nuclear materials, despite the limited amounts mentioned, can enable terrorist groups, with the availability of the required expertise, to use it separate or in combination with other materials in its terrorist acts."

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Militants with the jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS) claim they have made a "dirty bomb" with radioactive material stolen from Mosul University in Iraq.
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2014-11-05
Friday, 05 December 2014 03:11 PM
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