Fifth rocket shell found in Punjab's Dahleke Village
Dahleke Sep. 13 (ANI): With another rocket shell being found in the fields of Dahleke village near the India-Pakistan border on Sunday, the total number of rocket shells discovered so far on the Indian side of the border has reached five.
The rocket has created about four feet deep crater in the field.
Incidentally, it was for the first time that Indian villages along the International Border have been targeted in peacetime from Pakistani soil.
"We heard that BSF already found the four rockets lobbed by Pakistan. We saw the rocket today morning here and informed the officials. Villagers felt relieved that the rocket landed in the fields," said Rachpal Singh, a witness in the village Dahleke.
Bikramjit Singh, another young villager said that these incidents of blast were spreading panic in the area.
Meanwhile, Border Security Force personnel have confirmed finding three rocket shells in two villages of Attari Sector of Punjab's Amritsar district on Saturday.
On Friday, five rocket shells were lobbed on Indian territory from Pakistan side.
Initially, it was reported that three to five rockets were fired by Pakistan, which fell in the two border villages of Dhanoae Kachye and Modahe, however no causality was reported since the rockets fell into paddy fields.
The BSF traced the fourth rocket lobbed by Pakistan last night at Daleke village.
It was second instance of firing by Pakistan in a span of two months.
Previously, on July 5, 2009, Pakistan had lobbed three rockets towards India that fell in the Dhandae, Bherwal and Konake villages on Indian side. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)