Indian army's cross border firing hits UN vehicle: Pakistani military

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-18 21:50:28|Editor: huaxia

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani military said on Friday evening that a cross border firing by the Indian forces hit a vehicle of United Nations' military observers near the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

A statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan army, said that the Indian army resorted to unprovoked fire in Chirikot Sector of the LoC on Friday morning and "targeted a United Nations' vehicle with two Military Observers on board" when they were on the way to interact with victims of ceasefire violations in Pakistan-Controlled Kashmir.

According to the ISPR, the vehicle was damaged, but the two UN military observers remained unharmed and were safely rescued and evacuated by the Pakistan Army to Rawalakot region of Pakistan-Controlled Kashmir.

Pakistan and India had declared ceasefire along the LoC and the working boundary in 2003. However, both sides accuse each other of violating the ceasefire. Enditem