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Laos Denies 'Dirty Bomb' Connection

The Laotian government yesterday dismissed reports that it was linked to a plot to smuggle a radioactive substance into Thailand, possibly for making a “dirty bomb”. Narong Penanam, who was arrested last Friday with caesium-137, allegedly told police that the isotope material was originally from Russia and smuggled through Laos, and that further supplies of radioactive substances were stocked in Laos for further delivery. Laotian Foreign Minister Somsavat Lengsavad said authorities in Vientiane had found no such radioactive material in Laos after having checked the allegation. “We have no idea what kind of substance it is. I am surprised about the report. Please do not involve Laos in every bad story about what Thai people have done,” the minister told The Nation in an interview on the sidelines of the Asean foreign ministers meeting in Phnom Penh. Full Story

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