With all the false alarms about WMDs being found in Iraq I'm viewing this cautiously.
Iraqi security reportedly discovered three s carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday.
The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the s were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
"The three s were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the s saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said.
They pointed out that the s were actually discovered in the trenches lying under six meters of concrete and designed in a way to unable sophisticated sensors from discovering nuclear radiation.
Kevin at Wizbang wonders where the "nuclear heads" came from.
Wind Rider at Silent Running, while also skeptical asks "why do you bury something that just barely crosses the line violating 1441 (for a range violation) under 6 meters (18 feet!) of concrete?"
UPDATE II: Well that didn't take long. Reuters reports:
Iraq's Interior Ministry dismissed as "std" a report in a local newspaper on Wednesday that said three nuclear s had been found near the town of Tikrit.If the report were accurate officials wouldn't have to be checking it.
A senior U.S. military official told reporters he had no information on the report in the newspaper al-Sabah. He said officials were checking the report.
Thanks to reader KH of my entry at The Command Post for the headsup.