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Terrorists could go nuclear: IAEA chief

UN atomic energy agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Friday that successful terrorist attacks such as the train bombing in Spain heightened concern that one day terrorists could go nuclear. “There’s obviously a high level of sophistication in the terrorist community,” ElBaradei told reporters while flying back to Vienna, where the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is based, from a trip to Washington. “That heightens the sense of concern that they (terrorists) might get their hands on any nuclear device or nuclear material,” ElBaradei said in answer to a question about the implications of the train bombing in Spain on March 11 that killed 202 people. The IAEA has repeatedly warned about the danger from terrorists possibly making so-called dirty bombs, conventional explosives laced with nuclear material that would not cause a chain reaction but would spread radiation and cause panic once they exploded. Full Story

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