Limited nuclear war would damage ozone layer.
Apart from the human devastation, a small-scale nuclear war between India and Pakistan would destroy much of the ozone layer, leaving the DNA of humans and other organisms at risk of damage from the Sun's rays, say researchers
at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
Michael Mills at the LASP and his colleagues used computer models to study how 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs would affect the atmosphere.
They say that their scenario – in which each country launches 50 devices of 15 kilotons – is realistic, given the countries' nuclear arsenals.
"The figure of 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs compares pretty accurately to the approximately 110 warheads that both states reportedly possess between them," agrees Wyn Bowen, professor of non-proliferation and international security in the War Studies Group at King's College, UK.
Here is an earlier 2006 report
by Michael Mills about the devastating effect even a limited nuclear war would have on the ozone layer.
Suicide bomber kills 24 Pakistani soldiers amid fears of holy war
Following the storming
of the Red Mosque
, Islamic militants launched a deadly suicide attack, detonated a roadside bomb and fired rockets in Saturday as thousands of Pakistani troops deployed to the northwestern frontier to thwart the launch of a holy war. A Pakistani blogger writes
about the political situation in Pakistan. A timeline
of the incidents leading up to the storming of the Red Mosque.