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Pak Rangers deny firing rockets into India

Last Updated: Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 11:14

Zeenews Bureau

Amritsar: Pakistan’s border security forces on Saturday denied firing several rockets into the Indian territory from across the border in the Attari-Wagah sector.

Two rockets were fired from Pakistan on Friday night towards the Indian territory, which fell in agriculture fields in two adjacent villages, drawing retaliation from BSF using machine guns.

Later, commandants of the BSF and Pakistan Rangers held a meeting at the Attari-Wagah border in the wee hours of Saturday to investigate the incident. While the Indian side lodged a strong protest over repeated incidents of shelling from across the border, the meeting remained “inconclusive” with Pakistan Rangers denying the charge.

The sector commanders met a little after 1.00 am following reports of two major explosions in an open area at villages Modhey and Dhoneya Khurd near the Attari-Wagah checkpost in Amritsar district.
BSF officials this morning launched an operation to find if any more rockets were fired into the Indian side from across the barbed-wire fencing border between both countries.

This is the second incident of rockets being fired into Indian territory from Pakistani soil. Earlier, three rockets were fired into Indian territory in early July.

First Published: Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 11:14

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