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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Detroit explosive common, easily detectible - Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 | 1:45 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun

Read Here: Detroit explosive common, easily detectible - Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 1:45 p.m. - Las Vegas Sun:

"The explosive device used by the would-be Detroit bomber contained a widely
available _ and easily detected _ chemical explosive that has a long history of
terrorist use, according to government officials and explosive experts. ..The
chemical _ PETN _ is small, powerful and appealing to terrorists. The Saudi
government said it was used in an assassination attempt on the country's
counterterrorism operations chief in August...It was also a component of the
explosive that Richard Reid, the convicted 'shoe bomber,' used in his 2001
attempt to down an airliner. ...PETN was widely used in the plastic explosives
terrorists used to blow up airplanes in the 1970s and 1980s."

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