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Uranium, possibly intended for a dirty bomb, was seized at Britain’s Heathrow Airport


Heathrow Airport, London England
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The seizure of a package of Uranium at Heathrow Airport in London, England is raising alarms over fears it was intended for a dirty bomb, the Daily Mail reports.

The package containing several kilos of Uranium was shipped from Pakistan to UK-based Iranians and arrived in Britain, on Dec 29, 2022 via Oman Air.

Though it was not weapons-grade Uranium and could not be used for a nuclear weapon, it could be combined with a conventional bomb to spread nuclear contamination.

According to reports, a major search has been launched for the individuals who were supposed to receive the shipment.

If this proves to be the case, this would not be the first time there have been threats of a dirty bomb attack in that country.

In 2004, a Muslim convert in Britain by the name of Dhiren Barot was arrested and sentenced to 30 years in prison who was planning to create a dirty bomb for attacks in Britain and the US>,

READ: URANIUM’ is found in cargo at Heathrow: Package ‘shipped from Pakistan to UK-based Iranians’ is at centre of Met Police anti-terror probe after being discovered when it triggered airport alarms

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