ISIS Plotting 'Dirty Bomb' Attack in Major European City – Experts Warn
Islamic State want to unleash a devastating dirty bomb terror attack on a European capital city, nuke experts claim.
Warped terrorists hellbent on striking terror in the West have already launched chemical attacks in Syria and Iraq.
Now they want to seize nuclear materials to wipe out thousands in a capital city.
Moshe Kantor, head of Luxembourg forum on preventing nuclear catastrophe, said: "ISIS has already carried out numerous chemical weapons in Syria.
"We know it wants to go further by carrying out a nuclear attack in the heart of Europe.
"This, combined with poor levels of security at a host of nuclear research centres in the former Soviet Union, mean the threat of a possible 'dirty-bomb' attack on a Western capital is high."
He called on the US and Russia to co-operate on using their technological resources to monitor the illegal transportation of radioactive materials.
Brussels suicide bomber brothers Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui had originally planned an attack on a nuclear site in Belgium and filmed the routine of the head of the country’s nuclear research and development programme.
The warning comes days after Kurdish military said ISIS is planning on chemical weapons in future suicide bombings.
Eamon Keating, chairman of the defence police federation, said: “There is the potential for a substantial skills gap that would affect the security of our most important defensive asset.
"Not only this, but service personnel used for guarding duties could not then be deployed for any other duties - even in the event of a crisis.
“The loss of officers will put defence assets at greater risk, and that is not a decision that should be taken to cut costs.”
It emerged yesterday dozens of ordinary Brits were on a chilling ISIS "kill list".
The list reportedly includes the names, addresses and email addresses of hundreds of targets across the world.
Source: Daily Star