23 July 2013


Baku-APAAlgerian border guards managed to seize ten quintals of phosphate destined for bombs manufacture near the border with Tunisia, a security source told Xinhua Tuesday on condition of anonymity, APA reports quoting local media.
A unit of the border guard launched a wide night search operation in the desert region of Richa in the province of El Oued, 620 km southeast of Algiers, where a suspicious 4x4 vehicle was intercepted.
The source said the car passengers were running away, leaving behind the car and 10 quintals of phosphate, a substance used to make bombs and explosives.

WTF, confusing phosphate and nitrate.
WTF is a quintal? 
The quintal or centner, from Latin centenarius ("hundredlike"), is a historical unit of mass in many countries which is usually defined as 100 base units of either pounds or kilograms.