UN confirms its vehicle hit as observers monitored ceasefire violations at LoC

UN confirms its vehicle hit as observers monitored ceasefire violations at LoC


United Nations: The United Nations Friday confirmed that a vehicle of the U.N. Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) was hit by an “unidentified object” near Rawalakot on the Pakistani side of Line of Control (LoC) in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) region, but the occupants were not injured.

“The Mission is currently investigating the incident,” Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said in response to a question from APP at the regular briefing in New York.

He said the incident occurred when UNMOGIP military observers were conducting routine monitoring activities near Rawalakot as part of the Mission’s mandate to observe and report on ceasefire violations at LOC in Jamm and Kashmir.

“UNMOGIP personnel and the driver were not harmed but the vehicle sustained some damage,” the spokesman said.

In Islamabad, the Foreign office said that Indian troops “specifically targeted” the UN vehicle carrying two UNMOGIP officers from across the Line of Control, in what was termed a “new low” in their conduct.

The foreign office said that UNMOGIP officials were on their way to the village of Polas, and victims who violated the ceasefire agreement with India were shot.

These personnel were immediately evacuated by the Pakistani army and taken back to the UNOMIG field station in Rawalkot.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said at a press conference in Abu Dhabi that India has reliable information and that India is planning to carry out a “surgical strike” on Pakistan to transfer People’s attention to its internal affairs.

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