Attack on Pak nuclear team raises anxiety about N-safety

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  1. youngindian

    youngindian Senior Member Senior Member

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    STAFF REPORTER 15:55 HRS IST

    New Delhi, Jul 6 (PTI) The first-ever suicide attack on a bus carrying employees of Pakistan's prized nuclear labs in Rawalpindi has raised new questions about Islamabad's ability to withstand increasingly bold assaults by the resurgent Taliban against the country's military complex.

    Pakistani officials said the July 2 attack targeted a bus carrying workers from a non-nuclear military plant, but military analysts quoted by 'International Herald Tribune' today said they believed that was an effort to avoid embarrassment of admitting that a vehicle connected with the nuclear programme had been hit.

    The attack comes as Pakistan's army is fighting the Taliban on several fronts in the country's restive tribal belt. The Taliban and al-Qaeda have already announced that their goal is to topple the Pakistan government and gain control of its nuclear arsenal.


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  3. EnlightenedMonk

    EnlightenedMonk Member of The Month JULY 2009 Senior Member

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    ^^ I hope atleast this will convince them that the Taliban are REALLY a threat...

    I also hope that none of the scientists were killed, injured or maimed...
     

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