Is al-Qaeda Planning Ricin Attack?

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Yemen: Barack Obama Warned That al-Qaeda Planning Ricin Attack -- The Telegraph

Counter-terrorism officials are said to have warned President Barack Obama that an al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen is trying to produce the deadly nerve agent ricin for use in bomb attacks on the US.

The New York Times, citing classified intelligence documents and unnamed officials, reports that terrorist operatives have been making efforts to buy large quantities of castor beans – which contain the toxic ricin protein – and shift them to a remote tribal area controlled by insurgents for processing.

Ricin is so poisonous that inhalation of a few minute grains is enough to kill an adult. It was used in deadly incidents including the 1978 assassination in London of Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov and, in 2002, was the subject of a bioterrorism scare in the UK capital following a police raid on a facility said to be plotting its manufacture.

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Qaeda Trying to Harness Toxin for Bombs, U.S. Officials Fear -- New York Times

US concern grows over Qaeda poison threat-NY Times -- Reuters

Al Qaeda trying to produce lethal poison ricin: Report -- DNA

Al-Qaeda tries to produce lethal poison ricin -- AFP

'US concern grows over Qaeda poison threat' -- Hindustan Times/Reuters

US Sees Yemeni Bean Purchases as al-Qaeda Plot --

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