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Deadly novichok used for first time

Deadly novichok used for first time


The nerve agent used in the Salisbury attack is five to eight times deadlier than VX gas and can be formulated to resist standard treatments, making it even more dangerous.

The nerve agent used on the victims of the Salisbury attack is a lethal chemical weapon developed in Russia in the 1970s and 80s and not known to have been used until now.

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