Det høres utrolig ut, men britisk etterretning mener å vite at Al Qaida har rekruttert folk med HIV og andre smittsomme og dødelige sykdommer til å bli selvmordsbombere.
AL-QAEDA is recruiting suicide bombers who are infected with the AIDS virus, according to documents revealed to the Sunday Mirror.
Terror chiefs are also targeting fanatics who suffer other lethal blood diseases such as hepatitis and dengue fever in order to increase their «kill rate» from an explosion. The chilling new threat is revealed in papers distributed to British military camps in Iraq and across Europe.
Under the heading «HIV/Hepatitis» the document states: «There is evidence that terrorists might be deliberately recruiting volunteers with diseases that are spread by blood transference.»
Experts have found that bones and other blood-spattered fragments from a suicide bomber could penetrate the skin of a victim 50 metres away and infect them.