Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Interpol Official Warns of Bioterror Threat
The Interpol secretary-general told a reporter that training materials recovered from Al Qaida investigations and information from captured operatives suggest that terrorist groups have had plans to launch bioterrorist attacks. Al Qaida has already launched several chemical attacks in Iraq involving chlorine. Britain's MI5 security service had warned British government officials recently that Al Qaida had apparently tried to recruit university students to gain access to labs that handled deadly biological agents.