Slovak police seize 2.2 lbs of enriched uranium in raid

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Police have seized 2.2 lbs of radioactive material and arrested two people in Slovakia and one in Hungary, underlining fears in the West that terrorist groups are seeking to build a nuclear device.

The Slovak news agency SITA and its counterpart in the Czech Republic, CTK, citing unconfirmed reports, said that the material was enriched uranium, an integral part of a nuclear bomb.

Martin Korch, a Slovak police spokesman, would not confirm the exact nature of the material but said that it was worth $1 million (£483,000).
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He said that the joint Slovak-Hungarian police raid took place along their common frontier, near Ukraine.

"Three people have been taken into custody, two in Slovakia one in Hungary," he said.
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