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Asian countries warned of chemical terrorism

Asian governments were warned to prepare for the possibility of deadly chemical attacks by terrorist groups such as the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah (JI). The warning came at a conference here attended by more than 70 chemical weapons experts, security officials and policy makers from 12 countries including Japan, China, Canada, the United States, Singapore and Thailand. “There is a growing concern of the potential threat posed by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons (CBRN) in the hands of terrorists,” said Zainal Abidin Zain, director-general of the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-terrorism.Full Story

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