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  1. Bubonic Plague Notes Found on Extremist’s Computer

    The discovery of an Islamic State laptop containing instructions on how to create a bubonic plague weapon has raised fears that the extremist group is planning a globally significant attack. Recovered by a moderate Syrian rebel faction, the laptop — appearing to belong to a Tunisian science scholar — holds 35,000 files on jihadi ideology, weapons and tactics. But experts doubt IS could pull off such an attack; their efforts mirror those of al-Qaida, which consistently tried and failed to develop bioterrorism capability.

    Foreign Policy (reg)

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