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Nitrate trucks a terror target

TERRORISTS could steal trucks laden with a common fertiliser from Australian ports and turn them into drive-away bombs, shipping officials fear. There are concerns the 20-tonne truckloads of ammonium nitrate could be driven to heavily populated areas such as Sydney’s central business district and detonated, to devastating effect. Ammonium nitrate is favoured by terrorist bomb-makers because it can be easily obtained and converted into an explosive by the addition of diesel oil. Earlier this year, The Sunday Telegraph revealed that the potentially deadly substance was widely available in in NSW from garden centres and agricultural suppliers. Full Story

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