Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Medicines stockpiled in alert for biological war strike on the UK as experts warn that such weapons could be developed in British university laboratories

Medicine is being stockpiled in readiness for a biological attack on a city centre or train station by terrorists, security officials revealed yesterday.
The chilling prospect of biological warfare on our streets was included in a Home Office list of threats facing the UK.

Officials also warned of the possibility of a Mumbai-style firearms attack on a crowded place, and surface-to-air missiles being used to shoot down a passenger jet.

According to the document, handed to MPs, there are emerging fears about a ‘large-scale terrorist attack using biological agents’.

No further information was given about the nature of the threat - but biological warfare can involve the release of a deadly virus or bacteria, such as smallpox.