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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

FBI searches in Albania for radioactive material intended for terrorism attacks

FBI agents in cooperation with Albanian authorities are investigating eventual smuggling of radioactive material deemed to have been planned for using in terrorist attacks across Europe.

Citing sources from the Prosecution Office, the Albanian media reported there are grounds for suspicions that 170 kilograms of radioactive material was brought in the country.

According to the same sources, the illegal shipment was planned to serve for the purposes of carrying out terrorist attacks in Western Europe.

FBI agents have taken in five suspects, including three Albanian police officers and two residents of Skadar. After questioning, they have been released .
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