Islamic extremists in Bangladesh may be trying to make a radioactive
"dirty" bomb. On May 30, Bangladeshi police arrested four suspected
members of a militant Islamic group, Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, at a house in
the northern village of Puiya. Officers also seized a football-size
package with markings indicating it contained a crude form of uranium
manufactured in Kazakhstan. Subsequent tests last week at the Bangladesh
Atomic Energy Commission in Dhaka confirmed the 225-gram ball is uranium
oxide—enough to make a weapon capable of dispersing radiation
across a wide area if strapped to conventional...
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