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In November 2007, in South Africa’s nuclear research facility Pelindaba, two armed squads attacked from opposite sides of the site. First squad got through a 10,000-volt security fence. They destroyed intrusion detectors (probably with insiders help). They reached emergency control center and shot a site worker in the chest. This team spent 45 minutes inside the heavily guarded perimeter without ever being contested by site security forces. The site holds hundreds of kilograms of weapons-grade Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU), which remained untouched. However, this kind of lapse demonstrates that how easy it was for some hoodlums with weapons to take over a nuclear site.
PAKISTANI NUCLEAR SITES
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