OTTAWA, June 8 (Xinhuanet) -- The Al-Qaeda network may have acquired weapons of mass destruction and the possibility of terrorists using them to strike within Canada cannot be ruled out,according to a Canadian intelligence report published here Tuesday.
"The changing face of terrorism has made the potential use of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons in a terrorist attack feasible," says the report, which was distributedto Canada's government agencies.
"The possibility that a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) -- chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear -- could be acquiredand used by terrorist groups must be given serious consideration,"the report said.
The report, entitled "Al-Qaeda and the Sunni Islamic Extremist Threat," was written by Canada's Integrated National Security Assessment Center and is marked "for official purposes only."
The report said that the naming of Canada in a November 2002 audiotape by Osama bin Laden as well as the deployment of Canadiantroops suggest Canada is at risk of being targeted. Enditem