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Pak nuclear weapons can be stolen by terrorists

Pak nuclear weapons can be stolen by terrorists

The Atlantic and the National Journal reported that the US raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden in May at his Pakistani compound reinforced Islamabad’s longstanding fears that Washington could try to dismantle the country’s nuclear arsenal.

Khalid Kidwai, head of the Strategic Plans Divisions (SPD) of Pakistan Army, ordered to take action to keep the location of nuclear weapons and components hidden from the United States.

But instead of transporting the nuclear parts in armoured, well-defended convoys, the atomic bombs are being transported in delivery vans on congested and dangerous roads making them more vulnerable to theft by militants who can ambush the convoy.

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