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Colombia tries to stop rebels from getting nuclear arms

October 22--Colombian police have created the first counter-nuclear arms unit in the region dealing with leftist rebels.

Colombia tries to stop rebels from getting nuclear arms

The new Centre for Nuclear Security will try to prevent members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) from obtaining nuclear material to make a "dirty bomb".
Intelligence officials say computers belonging to the Farc proved they had been trying to obtain nuclear material.

They believe the rebels intend to use the material to cause maximum damage.

Since 2008, when the Colombian army found several computers belonging to the slain Farc commander known as "Raul Reyes", the authorities have been working on a theory that the guerrillas have ambitions involving nuclear arms.
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