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Pakistani forces fire rockets at India, BSF retaliates

September 12, 2009 00:57 IST

Pakistani forces on Friday night fired two rockets towards Indian territory, which fell in agriculture fields in two adjacent villages, drawing retaliation from Border Security Force personnel.

There was, however, no casualty on the Indian side in the Pakistani action, BSF Inspector General Himmat Singh said.

Singh said Pakistan fired rockets that landed in an open area at Modhey and Dhoneya Khurd villages at approximately 10 pm, after which the BSF troops hit back by opening fire from machine guns.

He said the BSF authorities got in touch with their Pakistani counterparts for a flag meeting where India would lodge a strong protest against the action.

The attack happened on a day when the BSF deployed its first batch of women constables at the border to facilitate frisking of women going for work in fields.

Sixteen, of a batch of 178 women constables of the force, were deployed at Rorawari village near Attari border in Punjab today.

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