Reuters is reporting that Japanese government officials have told the Jiji News Agency in Tokyo that the US has warned its allies of a possible second round of attacks by the end of this week.
The next round of attacks would be on a greater scale than the destruction of the World Trade Center and the damage to the Pentagon. Jiji quoted its source as saying that the methods used would be "even more cruel and shocking."
The attacks could involve the US, NATO countries and Pakistan. The US reportedly believes that the attacks, if they come, will occur by the end of this week at the latest.
Osama bin Laden has been planning attacks using biological weapons such as anthrax and smallpox, and chemical attacks involving sarin. Experts do not generally believe that bin Laden has nuclear capability, but this possibility cannot be ruled out.
According to the Japanese sources, the US has information that the bin Laden group has alread acquired small airplanes to carry out the attacks.
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To learn about emergency first aid treatment for Sarin gas exposure, click here.
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