Elite US force to counter Pak nuke hijacks: Report
London: The US army is training a crack unit “to seal off and snatch back Pakistani nuclear weapons in the event that militants, possibly from inside the country’s security apparatus, get their hands on a nuclear device or materials that could make one”, a media report said on Sunday. Islamabad, however, termed it “outlandish”.
The specialised unit would be charged with recovering the nuclear materials and securing them, Times Online said.
“The move follows growing anti-Americanism in Pakistan’s military, a series of attacks on sensitive installations over the past two years, several of which housed nuclear facilities, and rising tension that has seen a series of official complaints by US authorities to Islamabad in the past fortnight,” Times said.