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'Nerve gas bomb' explodes in Iraq

An artillery shell containing a small amount of the nerve gas sarin has exploded in Iraq. Brig Gen Mark Kimmitt said the blast had caused a small release of the substance and two people had been treated for exposure to the agent. The substance was found in a shell inside a bag discovered by a US convoy a few days ago, he said. It appears to be the first evidence of nerve gas existing in Iraq since the start of the US-led war last year. The 155mm artillery round had been set up as a roadside bomb and it exploded before the US military were able to diffuse it. Gen Kimmitt said the dispersal of the nerve agent from a device such as the homemade bomb was “limited”. Full Story

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