After 18 years ….

Just two days back I wrote this and just yesterday this happened … coincidence of events .. !

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A dud rocket was found from a green area of the city on Thursday, police said. Police believe that this was one of the rockets from the huge Ojhri Camp arsenal which blew up on April 10, 1988 with devastating effects.

A shepherd stumbled upon the rocket in a wooded area in G- 11/1 and informed the police. It must have impacted deep into the earth but the recent rains apparently exposed it.

Police and bomb disposal squads rushed to the scene and cordoned off the area. But the bomb disposal declared the rocket “a dud” after inspection and took it away with them.

A quick survey of the area around the discovery unearthed no other missiles.

10 Comments so far

  1. A for Apple (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 11:38 pm

    Phil Well, who knows … I do think so its a remainant of Ojri camp … the rockets and missiles were like this … (can i say I remember :>) and yah if it didnt went live in 8 yrs … lets not be afraid of it :P

    Formerly yahya Well yah you’ve heard right about the incidents of that time … and why you are formerly Yahya … you’ve changed ur name YET AGAIN :P and are you saying I’m a terrorist … apple is an innocent fruit ..!


  2. A for Apple (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 11:46 pm

    Jazak Allah …!


  3. Phil (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 2:01 pm

    I suspect it to be a toy rocket…! Ready available at hobby shops. Apparently it does not have a seperation between the fuselage and the warhead. Its size and weight to seem to suggest that. So I think there is nothing to be afraid of. Asma, are you suggesting this is from the ‘Ojri Camp disaster’?


  4. Formerly Yahya (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 4:38 pm

    Doesn’t look like something A for Apple would have planted herself :) …so it must be real and a coincidence. :)

    I have heard some horrific stories of Ojri camb incident. I am told that Ojri camp blast and associated shelling was so severe that people ran for cover, literally leaving their children behind. Some of the children were later found but some did end up missing, probably kidnapped.

    There are heroic tales too. One lady school teacher despite shelling kept coming back and forth to take out all her school’s children to safety but was killed by a rocket during her third or fourth attempt. The soldiers who defused the rest of the ammunition also took great chances and if I have heard correct some of them lost their lives.


  5. Phil (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 7:25 pm

    :_(


  6. Formerly Yahya (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 11:41 pm

    “are you saying I’m a terrorist”

    Kuch kum bhee naheeN. :)


  7. A for Apple (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 11:11 pm

    Hmmm … Hain .. hopefully :P


  8. Formerly Yahya (unregistered) on December 9th, 2006 @ 6:46 pm

    PS: “apple is an innocent fruit ..!”

    I am sure our Jad e Amjad would agree too. :)


  9. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

    formerly Gracious :P


  10. Formerly Yahya (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

    A for [pine]Apple????

    I’ll be gracious and not mention that I noticed the name change. :)



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