The United Nations has expressed concern over escalating tensions between India and Pakistan following unprovoked Indian firing across the Line of Control which claimed at least two civilians on Thursday.
The situation (in Kashmir) continues to be a matter of concern to us,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guetteres’ spokesperson said in response to a question by a Pakistani journalist at the regular noon briefing. “The secretary-general is monitoring the situation … he is watching,” spokesperson Stephane Dujarric added.
At least two people were killed and six others – including four women – were allegedly injured by unprovoked firing by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday. According to Tahir Mumtaz, Rawalakot Deputy Commissioner, Indian troops violated truce along the LoC while targeting civilian areas of Battal, Jandrot and Mandhol in Rawalakot district of Pakistani side of Kashmir Thursday morning.