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DIRTY BOMB FOILED; MI5 stop 'poison gas gang'.

Byline: JEFF EDWARDS

A PLOT to launch a "dirty bomb" strike on Britain was foiled by MI5 officers.

It is believed British-based Muslims, said to follow Osama bin Laden, planned to release poison gas in a blast at an airport, shopping centre or on the Tube.

Hundreds could have choked to death in agony in seconds. Police swooped on suspected plotters in London and the West Midlands before the chemical, osmium tetroxide, was obtained.

A source claimed: "There was an active plot. The effect of such a bomb would have been horrific."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 7, 2004
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