Pakistani Air Force Base — and Rumored Home of Nuclear Weapons — Attacked

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Islamist militants are believed to be behind an attack this morning on a major Pakistani Air Force base where some of the country’s nuclear weapons are thought to be stored. A gun battle that lasted several hours killed eight attackers and one security official.

Joining us now from Islamabad is Ilyas Khan, correspondent for our partner the BBC.

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Ilyas Khan

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