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Indian forces open fire at UN peace observers along LoC

RAWALPINDI: Indian Army resorted to unprovoked fire and targeted an vehicle of the United Nations peace keeping force

According to the Inter-Service Public Sector (ISPR), Indian troops opened fire in Chirikot Sector of the Line of Control (LoC) and deliberately targeted a United Nations vehicle with two military observers. The UN officers were en route to interact with the victims of ceasefire violation in Polas village in Chirikot sector.

The military’s press wing said the the UN vehicles are clearly recognisable even from long distances due to their distinct make and type and clearly visible markings.

While the vehicle was damaged, the two UNMOs luckily remained unharmed. They were safely rescued and evacuated by Pakistan Army to Rawalakot, the ISPR added.

The army said such illegal and unlawful acts against all established international norms, signify mal-intent of Indian Army to target not only innocent civilians residing but UN peacekeepers as well.

“This act only goes to show Indian Army’s complete disregard to principles enshrined in UN Charter. It is indeed a new low for Indian Army,” it said.

Pakistan Army stands in solidarity with UNMOGIP officials and appreciates the selfless services rendered by all military observers in discharge of their UN mandated duties.

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