Radioactive material stolen in Iraq, sparking ISIS ‘dirty bomb’ fears

Islamic State may be in possession of 10 grams of the dangerous radioactive isotope "Ir-192" that were stolen from an Iraqi laboratory last year, and it may try to use the material for a "dirty bomb", reports said Wednesday. The reports were based on correspondence between Iraqi government ministries in November 2015. The laboratory in Rafidhia, Basra province, belongs to an American company working in Iraq's oil and gas sector.   

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