Algerian Al-Qaeda activists infected themselves with Black Death, says expert

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London, Jan.20 (ANI): The al-Qaeda cell that was wiped out in Algeria by the Black Death may have infected itself while developing biological weapons.According to The Sun, the 40-odd terrorists, who succumbed to the plague, planned to wreak havoc on Western targets but fell victims to their own weapon

According to Dr Igor Khrupinov, a leading expert on chemical warfare at Georgia University, the "Al-Qaeda is known to experiment with biological weapons. And, this group has direct communication with other cells around the world. Contagious diseases, like ebola and anthrax, occur in northern Africa. It makes sense that people are trying to use them against Western governments."

Dr. Khrupinov, once arms adviser to Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev, added: "Instead of using bombs, people with infectious diseases could be walking through cities." (ANI)

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