Pakistan rejects claim it modified missiles


Several flowers and cards were left by visitors Sunday, hours after Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was buried.
Pakistan on Sunday rejected a report in The New York Times that said it illegally modified U.S.-supplied anti-ship missiles to make them capable of striking land-based targets.

His brothers, President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, are buried a few hundred feet away in the sprawling cemetery in Virginia. The gravesite is identical to that of his brother Robert. It features a two-and-a-half-foot white cross and a marble marker, which reads “Edward Moore Kennedy 1932-2009.” A temporary ropeline was set up for people to approach the gravesite and pay their respects, but there are plans to build a walkway in the future.

Several flowers and cards were left by visitors in the hours following the opening of the site. A cemetery official said the site would be closing Sunday afternoon for an expected visit from Victoria Ann Reggie Kennedy, the senator’s widow.

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