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Nato 'terror' tipoff on explosives ship sailing to Sudan

A ship “packed to breaking point” with explosives was bound for Sudan, and the shipment was addressed to a non-existent chemicals firm, a senior Greek minister said yesterday. Police were last night still investigating whether the Comoros-flagged carrier had links to terrorist groups. Nato naval forces said they had tipped Greece off about the vessel, the Baltic Sky, and they were hunting 20 “suspect” vessels that intelligence trackers say could be used by terror groups. A maritime anti-terror operation, Active Endeavour, began in October 2001 and covers the Mediterranean. Its activities have recently been stepped up, with suspicious vessels boarded and searched. Full Story

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