“This is being treated as a major incident involving attempted murder by administration of a nerve agent,” London Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley told reporters. “I can also confirm that we believe the two people originally who became unwell were targeted specifically.”Rowley said government scientists had identified the specific nerve agent but he would not say what it was because it was part of the investigation. Skripal betrayed dozens of Russian agents to British intelligence before his arrest by Russian authorities in 2004. “I’m not aware of a nerve agent having been used in this way previously,” he said. Britain has specifically drawn parallels with the 2006 murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko who was killed with the radioactive polonium-210 in London.
Source: bd News24 March 08, 2018 11:37 UTC