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Fake bomb detectors still endanger Iraqis

Despite the exposure and imprisonment of British businessman James McCormick for selling fake bomb detectors to several countries, Iraqi security officials continue to justify the use of these devices.
An Iraqi soldier scans a car with a bomb detector a checkpoint at Shurja market in central Baghdad, April 28, 2012.   REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags : - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY) - RTR31CIN

In 2007, the Iraqi Interior Ministry imported 7,000 ADE651 bomb detectors in a deal with British businessman James McCormick.

Though widely used at Iraqi checkpoints, these devices have not helped stop the bombings in Baghdad and many Iraqi provinces that have caused massive destruction and casualties. According to a report published by Alsumaria TV Dec. 31, 2014 saw a high level of bloodshed, with most casualties in Iraq being caused by car bombs.

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