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Two rockets explode in Quetta

November 02, 2003

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QUETTA, Nov 1: The cantonment area of the city was rocked when two rockets exploded with brief intervals on Saturday.

A man injured by splinters of a rocket was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital, a police officer said.

Army personnel cordoned off the area after the explosions.

According to police sources, the first rocket exploded in the repairing area of the 601 Workshop, injuring a watchman, Shamoon. Several vehicles parked in the workshop were damaged.

The windowpanes of the workshop offices and other buildings were smashed and its gate was damaged, sources said.

A few minutes later another rocket exploded in an open area near the Jinnah Market. No casualty or damage was reported.

“The rockets were fired from the west of the city,” the deputy inspector-general of police, Quetta range, Mohammad Raiz, told Dawn and added that contingents of the police and Balochistan reserve police had been deployed to avert such incidents.

KOHLU:Unknown people attacked a Frontier Corps checkpoint in Kohlu in the early hours of the day. They fired eight rockets, which landed near the post but no person was injured or killed.

Sources said the rockets were fired from the Jandran mountains. The FC personnel fired many rockets towards the Jandran range. However, the attackers escaped.

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