Monday, January 15, 2007

Nuke kidnapping foiled in Pakistan

And if watching a fictionalized nuclear detonation in LA didn't jar you, here is a little food for thought.
Police in north-west Pakistan say they have foiled a bid to abduct six officials working for the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).

Police say the gang seized the staff south of Peshawar late on Sunday, but were stopped at a security checkpoint.

Three would-be kidnappers were shot dead in the gunfight, while two others were arrested. Police say they have yet to establish a motive.

It's tough to say whether this is just the actions of petty criminals or if it is something more sinister. It did occur near the Afghanistan-Pakistani border.

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