Radioactive Material Stolen In Iraq Raises Security Fears

February 17, 2016 8:27 PM

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Radioactive Material Stolen In Iraq Raises Security Fears

BAGHDAD: Iraq is searching for "highly dangerous" radioactive material stolen last year, according to an environment ministry document and seven security, environmental and provincial officials who fear it could be used as a weapon if acquired by ISIS.

The material, stored in a protective case the size of a laptop computer, went missing in November from a storage facility near the southern city of Basra belonging to US oilfield services company Weatherford, the document obtained by Reuters showed and officials confirmed.

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