Pakistan moves UNMOGIP over LOC Incidents

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Army on Thursday lodged a strong protest with the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) over unprovoked firing by Indian troops on Aug. 4 along the working boundary at Sialkot’s Pukhlian sector.

“UNMOGIP has been asked to conduct investigation of unprovoked Indian firing and shelling”, an Inter-Services Public Relations statement said.

It said Indian forces deliberately targeted civilians with heavy weapons on Tuesday, which resulted in three dead and 22 injured.

Three people, a minor among them, had died in heavy mortar shelling by India in Bajwat and Pukhlian sectors of the Sialkot working boundary on Tuesday.

District Coordination Officer Dr Asif Tufail had confirmed the killings and said 22 other people, including eight women and six children, were injured on Aug. 4 from Indian firing. Besides, 65 domestic animals also died in the shelling.

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