Plague? What plague?

The (UK) Sun reported the other day that 40 members of al-Qaeda in Algeria were killed by the plague. I bet some of you thought that sounded a bit odd. Well now the Wash Times is putting a different spin on it. This sounds much more believable.

Al Qaeda bungles arms experiment
Biological or chemical weapons

An al Qaeda affiliate in Algeria closed a base earlier this month after an experiment with unconventional weapons went awry, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Monday.