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Plans for Nuclear Bomb Found, Paper Reports

November 15, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Documents giving details of how to build a nuclear bomb have been found in a looted Kabul house used by Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network, the Times newspaper in London reported.

The paper said its reporter had discovered the partly burned papers in a building abandoned by Al Qaeda.

Notes in Arabic, German, Urdu and English described the detonation of explosives to compress plutonium and trigger a thermonuclear reaction, the paper said.

Bin Laden, accused of masterminding the Sept. 11 terror attacks, has claimed to have a nuclear bomb--a claim dismissed by British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon.

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