A Black Market for Bomb Materials Is Said to Flourish in Europe

LONDON, July 16 – With experts now suspecting that the London suicide attackers used crude homemade bombs made from common commercial products, the spotlight has shifted to the wide availability of black-market explosives in Europe.

Nearly four years after the Sept. 11 attacks, it is easier than ever to obtain these materials in Europe, security experts say. A glut of undocumented, military-quality explosives emanating in large part from the former Eastern bloc countries, combined with more porous borders, has left a wide variety of these materials washing through Europe, say current and former military officers and police in Britain and Europe. Full Story

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