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Pakistan bomb kills 50 at Wagah border with India

More than 50 people have been killed and at least 100 injured in a suicide bombing close to Pakistan’s only border crossing with India.

The blast hit near the checkpoint at the Wagah border crossing, near Lahore.

The Pakistani Taliban told the BBC that it had carried out the attack, although another militant group, Jundullah, also said it was responsible.

At least 15 people were badly injured, and officials said three members of the Pakistani border force had died.

Scattered bodies

The Wagah crossing is a high-profile target, with large crowds gathering every day to watch an elaborate flag-lowering ceremony as the border closes.

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Rockets fired in India-Pakistan Wagah border

India opened fire at Pak’s checkpoints at Wagah

Courtesy: Dunyanews

Pakistan registered a strong protest with Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) authorities against indiscriminate firing at Punjab Rangers’ checkposts at Wagah Border by Indian forces, which was continued for the whole Friday night. According to sources, Indian army has started firing at Pakistan border checkposts at 12:30pm.Earlier, three blasts were also heard, ensued by firing which was continued for long. Rangers Punjab spokesman ruled out Indian allegations, saying that Pakistan had not fired any rockets nor fired at Indian border. Meanwhile, Pakistan India Flagstaff meeting has also been summoned.

Saturday January 09, 2010 11:15AM



Rockets fired in India-Pakistan border skirmish

Courtesy: CNN

New DELHI, India (CNN) — Indian border guards fired four rockets into Pakistan on Saturday in what they said was retaliation to a similar fire from the other side. Pakistan denied that claim.

Two unexploded rockets were traced after midnight near an Indian outpost along the border dividing the Punjab region between the two countries, said K. Srinivasan, a deputy inspector-general of India’s Border Security Force.

“We have standing instructions to retaliate and retaliate heavily,” he said, adding that Indian borders guards also fired about 50 gunshots. The firing has stopped as of now, he said.

But a spokesman for the Pakistan Rangers said India’s allegations were false. Nadeem Raza said that an explosion was heard at about 11:30 p.m., after which Indians fired mortars into Pakistani territory.

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