2 injured in fire across LoC: Report

Two persons, who were interacting with a three-member team of the UN Military Observers Mission for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) near the LoC, were injured in an alleged cross-border firing, a media report claimed today.

Dawn online reported that the incident occurred at noon in Abbaspur sector of Poonch district where the UN observers had reached in two white vehicles hoisting blue UN flags.

"The UN observers were interacting with local people in Polas village when suddenly Indian troops resorted to burst firing from across the dividing line located hardly one kilometre away from there," Qazi Arslan, a police official in Abbaspur, was quoted as saying by the paper.

The firing injured two locals.

Arslan claimed that the UN observers "barely saved their lives" and rushed to Abbaspur to inquire about the condition of the victims who had been evacuated to a health facility.

The Army or the Foreign Office has not issued any statement so far.

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