Thursday, March 24, 2016

NBC updates report on possible plot by ISIS in Europe to build radioactive bomb

NBC News has a major update on the apparent plot by two ISIS brothers who killed themselves in the Brussels attack, to obtain materials to build a dirty bomb.  

The plot seemed to involve kidnapping of a relative of a nuclear scientist. Details are sketchy, and sound like the plot of a spy novel. And some of the details seem to come from a taxi driver in Brussels.  A posting March 22 gives earlier stories about a possible plot which the media had softpedaled.

Experts on NBC said that it is very unlikely this plan could have been carried out.

I did tweet this report out from the NBC site moments ago, and it copied to Facebook.

In France, another major arrest was made today, unrelated. 

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