Soldier killed in Poonch in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan

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An army jawan was killed in fresh ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district along the LoC on Wednesday night as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts in a sniper attack.

Army jawan Rachpal Singh, who belonged to the 22-Sikh unit, succumbed to his injuries during the attack. Singh was guarding the Parvinder post.

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“A soldier was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC yesterday (Wednesday),” a defence source confirmed.

“There was a single round of unprovoked sniper fire from across the LoC that hit the soldier and killed him,” he added.

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This is now the third incident of sniper attack by Pakistani troops along the LoC this month.

In a similar incident, two Border Security Force jawans were killed along the LoC in the Kashmir Valley.

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There were also two separate incidents of ceasefire violation along the LoC in the valley yesterday.

 

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