England’s tabloid newspaper The Sun reports that a strain of the Black Plague has killed at least 40 members of al-Qaeda and forced the closure of a training camp in Algeria. “It spreads quickly and kills within hours,” said an unnamed terrorism expert. “Most of the terrorists do not have the basic medical supplies needed to treat the disease.” While the idea of killing terrorists with the plague sounds pretty cool the truth is probably much more disturbing. U.S. intelligence officials speaking anonymously suggested that the terrorists probably killed themselves by accident while trying to develop new weapons and confirmed that the U.S. intercepted an al-Qaeda communication in early January that the Algerian training area had been abandoned and sealed off due to a leak of a chemical or biological substance. (National Post)

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