More than two years ago I wrote about the terrible injuries often endured by people who survive suicide bombs, and I mentioned the use of diseased suicide bombers who turn their own corpses into infectious projectiles. Well, now it looks like al Qaeda is learning from the Palestinians and is recruiting bombers with lethal diseases.
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.
If they're really committed, there's no reason that bombers couldn't be deliberately infected in advance as well.
We really need to take more aggressive steps to eliminate terrorists.