WASHINGTON, May 7: Theres a serious possibility of Al Qaeda trying to steal nuclear weapons in Pakistan, says a report released recently by a Harvard University study group. The report, launched by a former US senator Sam Nunn, tries to persuade the United States and Russia to work together to prevent terrorist groups from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Mathew Bunn, who co-authored the report titled Managing the Atom Project with Anthony Weir, warned that the United States and Russia will become vulnerable to nuclear terrorism if they dont focus on securing weapons of mass destruction.
Mr Bunn warned that Pakistans arrest of suspected Al Qaeda operative Abu Farraj Al Libbi, announced on May 4, highlights that vulnerability. He said two assassination attempts against President Pervez Musharraf are believed to have been orchestrated by Al Libbi, with the collaboration of some military officers.
The danger of nuclear theft is a global problem, not just a Russia problem, said Mr Bunn while urging the United States and Russia to forge a common nuclear standard for the world because terrorists are going to get nuclear material wherever it is easiest.
KABUL: At least two people were killed and five injured in a suicide bomb explosion in an upscale Kabul neighbourhood Saturday evening.
Security officials said the blast occurred in an Internet café opposite the First Microfinance Bank in Shahr-i-Naw at about 5:50pm. Fortunately, there was no usual rush of visitors because of incessant rains here, they added.
Interior Ministry spokesman Lutfullah Mashal said: Yes, there were two fatalities in the blast that left five people wounded. But police said six people had been injured.
Mashal said the explosion near Ansari Square was initially linked to a cylinder burst in the shop. But according to another account, he added, the blast hit the Internet café immediately after a suspect stepped in. Police have cordoned the high-security Park Residence Guesthouse area, where a large number of foreigners live. The injured have been rushed to a local hospital, said Mashal.
The dead have not been identified as yet. One of the bodies has been charred and mutilated beyond recognition, the spokesman remarked, saying no one had been held in connection with the blast.
One of the injured, Israr Ahmed, a software expert, said 15 people were busy surfing the Internet when the bomb exploded. Three foreigners including a young girl were among them, he said.
This Internet café has been targeted by terrorists because a large number of aliens visit it, opined Mohammad Bilal, who was also slightly injured. He was unsure about the casualties, saying: Smoke engulfed the whole place immediately after the bang.
On August 28, 2004, a massive car bomb detonated outside the office here of the US security contractor DynCorp - providing security for President Hamid Karzai - killing seven people including two Americans.
The explosion comes hard on the heels of a fierce clash in the violence-plagued Zabul province, where at least 64 Taliban fighters and government troops are reported to have perished over the least four days.
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"Mr Bunn warned that Pakistans arrest of suspected Al Qaeda operative Abu Farraj Al Libbi, announced on May 4, highlights that vulnerability. He said two assassination attempts against President Pervez Musharraf are believed to have been orchestrated by Al Libbi, with the collaboration of some military officers."
So Al Libbi pulled the strings of the isi within the ISI then. No wonder they are now downplaying him to be a middle rank.