VOA News - IAEA Says Tons of Powerful Explosives Missing from Iraq: "The International Atomic Energy Agency says several hundred tons of high explosive material have disappeared in Iraq. The agency says a lack of security has led to looting from several sites.
IAEA spokeswoman, Melissa Fleming, says the agency has information from the Iraqi Ministry of Science and Technology that around 350 tons of high explosives are missing.
'The Iraqi ministry attributed this loss to theft and looting due to lack of security,' he said. 'They were not clear when it might have been stolen, also they were not clear where it might be. The biggest concern is the threat if these explosives have fallen into the wrong hands.'
Ms. Fleming says it would be a big operation to remove such large amounts of material that were stored in several bunkers. "