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Russia | The Guardian: What is a dirty bomb, and how dangerous is it?

Dirty bombs have a psychological impact that far outweighs their danger to life, says US expert

“Dirty bombs” have long been feared as a potential weapon of terrorists, because their main objective is to sow panic, confusion and anxiety by hurling radioactive dust and smoke into the atmosphere.

The Kremlin alleges that Ukraine is preparing to detonate a dirty bomb in order to blame it on Russia and force an escalation to the war that has entered its ninth month. Western countries have dismissed that claim as “transparently false”.

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