posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 10:12 AM
Volatile Fertilizer Often Used In al Qaeda Truck Bombs.
Nearly 3,000 pounds of stolen ammonium nitrate are unaccounted for in North Carolina, even as the U.S. braces itself against a possible al Qaeda truck
Two and a half tons of ammonium nitrate were stolen from a Royster-Clark fertilizer plant in Winston-Salem, N.C. in early July, according to the
Winston-Salem Police Department, consisting of one hundred 50-pound bags.
Mixed with fuel oil, ammonium nitrate is a favored ingredient used in al Qaeda truck bombs. Nearly a month after the theft was reported, 59 bags of
the volatile fertilizer are still unaccounted for, police said Monday. Dozens of similar 50-pound bags were purchased by Terry Nichols and Timothy
McVeigh for use in the Oklahoma City bombing.
link to story here, john