India opens fire on UN Observers along LOC

Inia opens fire on UN Observers along LOC |

RAWALPINDI – Indian Army reportedly opened fire on a vehicle of United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP)  in Khanjar Sector, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

According to ISPR, the vehicle was carrying UNMOGIP Officers Major Emmanual of Philippine and Major Mirko of Croatia on a visit to LoC with UNMOGIP blue flag hoisted as per procedure.

“A vehicle was carrying UNMOGIP [United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan] officers Major Emmanual of the Philippines and Major Mirko of Croatia, who were on a visit to the LoC [came under attack by the Indian troops],” a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Both officers remained safe as they were off the vehicle in near immediate distance and now back at their location, the statement added.

According to the military’s media wing, their vehicle was flying a blue UNMOGIP flag in line with protocol.

Both officers are safe. They got off the vehicle and moved away before later returning to their location, the communique added, Tribune reported.

On May 17, Pakistan Army had already lodged a protest with the UN military observers against India’s recent aggression and firing on civilians from across the de facto border.


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