Saturday, January 20, 2007

Afghan Governor Claims Taliban Spokesman Mohammad Hanif Arrested with Anthrax

Here is a story to watch, but so far the evidence is skimpy.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports via AFP:

January 17, 2007 -- An Afghan governor today showed the media photographs of arrested Taliban spokesman Mohammad Hanif, claiming he had been picked up in a house containing packets of anthrax powder.

Gul Aghar Sherzai, governor of Nangarhar Province, where Hanif
was arrested late on January 15, did not say how it had been proven the powder was the deadly anthrax bacteria or what quantity had been found.

Intelligence officials and police did not confirm the discovery of anthrax.

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