UNMOGIP investigation targeting of UN vehicle by Indian troops at LoC proceeds: Spokesman

AJK President condemns Indian unprovoked shelling at LoC


UNITED NATIONS, The investigation by the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) into Friday’s incident in which Indian troops at the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region fired at a UN vehicle is continuing, according to a UN spokesman.

The vehicle was damaged but two UN military observers, who were conducting routine monitoring activities near Rawalakot on the Pakistani side of LoC, escaped unhurt.

On Friday, the U.N. confirmed that its vehicle was damaged by an “unidentified object”, and that the Mission was investigating the incident.

“The investigation is ongoing,” UN Secretary-General Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in response to a question from APP at the regular noon briefing in New York on Monday.

“Nothing further to add,” he said about the progress in the probe.

On Friday, 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 officers were immediately evacuated by the Pakistan Army and brought back to the UNMOGIP field station in Rawalakot. The Azad Jammu and Kashmir President, Sardar Masood Khan on Tuesday strongly condemned the unprovoked firing by Indian occupation forces on the civilian population in at Tatta Pani and Jandrot Sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kotli and Poonch districts of Azad Kashmir.​ ​“The Indian troops deliberately targeted the civil population with mortars and other heavy weapons that resulted in the martyrdom of a woman and injuries to a girl and a minor boy.In a statement issued here, the President said that despite exercise of maximum restraint by Pakistan Army, Indian forces have been continuing aggression along the LoC by targeting the civilian population.​ ​ India, he said was trying to divert the attention of the international community from the grave human rights violations and atrocities being committed by its troops in occupied Kashmir by escalating tension at LoC.​Regards;Hamza AbbasiPA to President AJK







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