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Indian troops target UN vehicle in Chirikot Sector

UNMOGIP vehicle damaged, two observers luckily remained unhurt, says ISPR

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The Indian Army resorted to unprovoked fire in Chirikot Sector of the Line of Control and deliberately targeted a United Nations vehicle with two Military Observers on board, ISPR said.

The UN observers, working under the United Nations Military Observer Group in India, Pakistan (UNMOGIP)were on their way to interact with the victims of ceasefire violations in Polas village in Chirikot Sector.

“It must be noted that the UN vehicles are clearly recognisable even from long distances due to their distinct make and type and clearly visible markings,” DG ISPR said in a tweet.

He said while the vehicle was damaged, the two UN Military Observers luckily remained unharmed.

“They were safely rescued & evacuated by Pakistan Army to Rawalakot,” the public relations wing of the Pakistan army said.

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The ISPR also shared pictures of the white four wheel drive vehicle with the word UN clearly painted on its doors and a large blue United Nations flag at its rear.

“Such illegal and unlawful acts against all established international norms, signify mal-intent of Indian Army to target not only innocent civilians residing along the Line of Control but UN Peace Keepers 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,” ISPR said.

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

Courtesy: APP

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