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Charges: Bomb-makers smuggled parts made by Minnesota company to use in Iraqi IEDs

Bloomberg reports an Iranian and four Singapore citizens are facing charges in an alleged illegal export ring. The report says they smuggled radio technology from a Minnesota manufacturer to build explosives used against U.S. troops in Iraq.
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Bloomberg reports an Iranian and four Singapore citizens are facing charges in an alleged illegal export ring. The report says they smuggled radio technology from a Minnesota manufacturer to build explosives used against U.S. troops in Iraq.

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