ISIS feared to have obtained ‘highly dangerous’ radioactive material stolen from US firm in Iraq which could be used to make a ‘dirty’ bomb

Islamic State terrorists are feared to have obtained ‘highly dangerous’ radioactive material that could be used as a weapon in their war against the West.

The Iraqi government is searching for the material, stored in a protective case the size of a laptop, after it was stolen in November from a storage facility near the southern city of Basra.

It is said to have belonged to U.S. oilfield services company Weatherford and utilizes gamma rays to test flaws in materials in oil and gas pipelines.

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