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Rocket found near garden in Islamabad

The rocket was planted near the Shakar Parian garden in Islamabad by "unknown terrorists."

india Updated: Oct 07, 2006 12:22 IST

Pakistani soldiers and police surrounded a garden in the Pakistani capital on Saturday after finding a rocket in Islamabad, and bomb disposal experts were trying to defuse it, two intelligence officials said.

The rocket was planted near the Shakar Parian garden in Islamabad by "unknown terrorists," a senior intelligence official said on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

A second intelligence official confirmed the discovery but gave no further details.

Pakistan's private Geo television said police found two Russian-made rockets, and munitions experts were attempting to defuse them.

Witnesses said police were blocking the main road leading to the Shakar Parian garden.