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India Accuses Pakistan of Missile Volley


India Accuses Pakistan of Missile Volley

India Accuses Pakistan of Missile Volley

Indian border security forces are accusing their Pakistani counterparts of lobbing at least four rockets into northern Punjab state.

Indian officials said no one was injured in Saturday's incident but that two of the rockets landed near a border security outpost. Two more landed in fields belonging to a nearby village.

They say not all of the rockets exploded upon impact.

Indian forces said they responded to the attack with machine-gun fire and were searching through dense fog to locate any additional shells.

India also lodged an complaint with Pakistani border officials, who denied any responsibility.

This is the third time rockets coming from the direction of Pakistan have hit India in recent months.

India has built a 553-kilometer electrified fence in Punjab, on its side of the international border with Pakistan.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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