Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Three rockets were fired on the Hazarganji : general Cantonment area

QUETTA, Jan 4: Three rockets were fired on the Hazarganji area of the city early Tuesday while police recovered a rocket planted in the Railway's football ground.

The three rockets had been fired from the Chiltan mountain range at around 3a.m. which detonated in an open area near the Hazarganji locality, police said.

However, no casualty or damage to property was reported in the rocket attack. Meanwhile, police recovered a rocket from the Joint Road area that was targeted at the general Cantonment area. Local residents had informed police about the presence of the rocket in the football ground.

Personnel of the bomb disposal squad arrived at the site and defused the rocket. "It was a Russian-made 107mm rocket planted with batteries," Imtiaz Ahmed, an official of the Civil Defence Bomb Disposal Squad said.

A Frontier Corps soldier was injured in another rocket attack that was launched at a check-post in the Lanjo Saghari area of Pat Feeder on Monday night. The rocket exploded after hitting the FC check-post, sources said, adding that the attackers escaped after FC men fired at them. The injured soldier was identified as Afzal Amin.


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