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Two more locations traced where Pak threw rockets

PTI  Amritsar, September 13, 2009
First Published: 20:11 IST(13/9/2009) | Last Updated: 20:13 IST(13/9/2009)
The BSF on Sunday traced two more locations inside Punjab where Pakistan fired rockets from across the border on Friday night taking the number of missiles landing in Indian Territory to five.

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Two more locations hit by Pakistani rockets on that night was discovered on Sunday in Daleke and Rattan Khurd villages about 5-6 kms from the international border, a BSF officer said.

With the discovery of two more locations the troops are searching the entire border area vigorously for more such places if any.

On Friday night three rockets were found in open fields at Modhey and Dhoneya Khurd villages in Attari sector on the Indo-Pak border, prompting retaliatory gunfire from the Indian border troops.

BSF DIG (Punjab) Mohammad Akeal said the two missiles found today were fired between 10pm and 10.30pm on Friday night.

Asked if Pakistan has denied any firing, he said it is neither confirming nor denying it.

Pakistan had fired rockets into Indian Territory on the same day when Indian Government had deployed the first batch of lady constables at the Indo-Pak border.

Meanwhile, as life returns to normal in the border villages, their inhabitants have urged the Centre to enhance security in all the 36 villages near the Attari border.


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