The United States and Britain expressed confidence on Sunday in the security of Pakistani nuclear facilities after an attack by the Taliban militants on the country’s Army headquarters.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a news conference in London that Washington was confident that Pakistani authorities had control over the nation’s nuclear weapons. “We have confidence in the Pakistani government and military’s control over nuclear weapons,” she said. While noting the threats posed by extremists in the country, Clinton added: “We see no evidence that they are going to takeover the state.”

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, who met with Clinton, said there was no evidence of any threat to Pakistan’s nuclear facilities. “In respect of the nuclear issue, there is no evidence that has been shown publicly or privately of any threat to the Pakistani nuclear facilities,” he said. “It is very important that alarmist talk is not allowed to gather pace.”