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Rockets fired near Pakistan military base

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 25, IRNA
Pakistan-Rocket Attack
Rockets were fired near a military check post and other nearby areas in a Pakistan' border town close the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, but no one was hurt, police and correspondents said.

The attack occurred in the town of Tull in North West Frontier Province (NWFP), close to the restive North Waziristan tribal region, police said.

This is the first time that rockets have been fired on Tull. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

Two rockets landed near a paramilitary check post, one near a paramilitary dairy farm, two near a tube-well and another close to a primary school.

A police official in Tull said a case has been registered against unidentified attackers under anti-terrorism act.

He said that three 170mm Russian-made unexploded rockets were also recovered.

Correspondents said that the rockets have been fired from the nearby North Waziristan tribal region, where the paramilitary forces are in a campaign against foreign militants and their local supporters.

Police confirmed several rockets exploded but caused no damage.

Correspondents said that rockets created panic among the people as the rocket firing process has now reached their area.

"There is no presence of foreign elements in the area," the residents said.

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