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Bioterrorism ‘a clear and present danger’

The threat of an al-Qaeda bioterrorism attack was a “clear and present danger of the highest order”, secretary general of international policing organisation Interpol Ronald Noble said on Monday. He was speaking in Cape Town at the opening of an Interpol-organised workshop for African police departments on bioterrorism — an attack using biological weapons such as anthrax, smallpox or plague. “The threat of bioterrorism is real because the threat of terrorism is real, and the damage that terrorists seek to inflict on us defies one’s imagination, as we saw on 11 September 2001,” he told about 90 delegates, including 16 police chiefs, from 41 countries. Full Story

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