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Pakistan slams India for denying UN vehicle attack

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Pakistan has categorically rejected the denial by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to accept responsibility for targeting the observers of United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan by the Indian occupation forces.

In a press release, the Foreign office said deliberate targeting of a UN vehicle engaged in discharging the mandate of the UN Security Council constitutes a grave violation of India’s obligations, under the UNSC Resolutions and the UN Charter, which includes the obligation to ensure the safety and security of the UNMOGIP Observers.

Pakistan reiterates its condemnation of the Indian attack on the UNMOGIP Observers and their vehicle and calls upon India to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding and maintain peace along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan has continued its investigation into incident in which Indian troops at the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region fired at a UN vehicle.

Speaking at regular briefing in New York, UN Secretary-General Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said 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.

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