European Union expert warns against terrorists using killer virus
The UK's security minister, Ben Wallace, told the conference a total of eight planned attacks had been thwarted since the ISIS-inspired attack on the UK Parliament building in Westminster in March this year, bringing the total to 21 since 2013.
By: PTI | London | Published: November 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Wallace said a new counter-terrorism strategy is set to be unveiled by the UK government in the New Year, to keep “one step ahead of the terrorists”. (Source: Reuters)
Terrorist networks like the ISIS and Al Qaeda may soon begin instructing recruits on how to create killer viruses just like bomb-making lessons, a senior European Union (EU) security expert has warned. Gilles de Kerchove, the EU’s counter-terrorism co-ordinator, said that terror networks based in the Middle East like Al Qaeda and Islamic State (ISIS), could begin using the internet to instruct on the use of biological agents.
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