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India Says It ‘Accidentally’ Fired a Missile Into Pakistan

  • Pakistan said missile’s flight path endangered other planes
  • Accident took place during routine maintenance, India says
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A “technical malfunction” led to India accidentally firing off a missile that landed in Pakistan earlier this week, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. 

“A technical malfunction led to the accidental firing of a missile,” the statement from India’s Ministry of Defence said, adding the incident occurred Wednesday during “routine maintenance.” An inquiry had been ordered into the accident.