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Revision as of 21:21, 20 March 2020

For Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani scientist and metallurgical engineer involved in nuclear weapons technology proliferation, see Abdul Qadeer Khan.

Abdul Quddoos Khan (Urdu: عبدالقدوس خان) is a Pakistani microbiologist.[1] Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, widely considered one of the masterminds of the September 11, 2001 al Qaeda attacks in the United States, was captured in Khan's home on March 1, 2003.[2][3][4]

According to an article published in the Washington Post on March 23, 2003 unnamed officials believe "handwritten documents and computer hard drives" found in Khan's home suggest that al Qaeda had a program to develop biological weapons.[1][3] The Washington Post reported that Khan had "disappeared".[1]

According to Terrorism Today, published in 2007, when Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Khan's home, Khan's notes and files showed advanced work on Salmonella and Botulin bacteria, and that he was trying to acquire anthrax bacteria.[2]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Barton Gellman (March 23, 2003). "Al Qaeda Near Biological, Chemical Arms Production". Washington Post: pp. Page A1. Archived from the original on 2012-11-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20121103200405/https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/09/AR2006060900918.html. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Michael D. Feldman (2007). "Terrorism Today". Routledge. p. 116. ISBN 9781135979188. https://books.google.ca/books?id=zV2SAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA116&dq=%22Abdul+Quddoos+Khan%22+-wikipedia&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisg4ax6KnoAhXQVN8KHWuwCfEQ6AEIMDAB#v=onepage&q=%22Abdul%20Quddoos%20Khan%22%20-wikipedia&f=false. Retrieved 2020-03-20. "However, this changed when further al Qaeda documents on bio-war were captured along with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Pakistan in March 2003. His whereabouts alone was frightening: the home of a bacteriologist, Abdul Quddoos Khan. Notes, plans and computer files show advanced work on making salmonella and botulin and a plan to purchase bacillus anthracis. Al Qaeda's former chief of operations, Mr. Mohammed, is now in U.S. custody, but his bacteriologist host has disappeared." 
  3. 3.0 3.1 R Pita; R Gunaratna (2009). "Revisiting al-Qaidas anthrax program". Counter-Terrorism Center Sentinel 2 (5). https://ctc.usma.edu/app/uploads/2010/06/Vol2Iss5-Art4.pdf. Retrieved 2020-03-20. "KSM declared before a military court at Guantanamo Bay on March 10, 2007 that he was involved in al-Qa'ida's BW program after Muhammad 'Atif's death. KSM was arrested on March 1, 2003 in Rawalpindi at the house of Pakistani microbiologist Abdul Quddoos Khan, and in subsequent interrogation sessions explained that there was a B. anthracis program for which Yazid Sufaat, a member of JI and of Kumpulan Militan Malaysia (KMM), was responsible.". 
  4. "Jane's Terrorism & Security Monitor". Jane's Information Group: p. 64. 2003. https://books.google.ca/books?id=xvzcAAAAIAAJ&q=%22Abdul+Quddoos+Khan%22+-wikipedia+biological+OR+bio-war+OR+bacteriologist&dq=%22Abdul+Quddoos+Khan%22+-wikipedia+biological+OR+bio-war+OR+bacteriologist&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJtJic96noAhVic98KHTsUDzYQ6AEIOTAC. Retrieved 2020-03-20.