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NBC: Paris Attacks Cost No More Than $10,000

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Shooting breaks out during an anti-terror police raid in Paris November 18. (Pierre Suu/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 06:51 PM

The Paris terror attacks that killed 129 and injured more than 350 didn't cost much to carry out, NBC News reports. 

In fact, the terrorists likely spent no more than $10,000 on weapons, explosives, housing and transportation.

"I would note that although the attacks were coordinated, the actual method was basic bombs and guns," a senior counterterrorism official told NBC.

The AK-47s the group would have had to buy on the black market would have been their biggest expense, another expert said.

The price tag isn't out of the ordinary. NBC noted that the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole likely didn't cost more than $10,000 either.

Most other terror attacks have been relatively inexpesive as well. Even the $500,000 spent on the 9/11 attacks wasn't a huge setback to al-Qaida, which had a $35 million budget in 2001.

"Terrorism is not an expensive sport," a former senior Treasury Department official told NBC.

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