Soldier Killed In Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch In Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan

30/07/2015 12:59 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard in between shuttered shops and barbed wire in Srinagar on June 17, 2015 during a one-day strike called by seperatist groups against a recent spate of mysterious killings in Indian-administered Kashmir. Six former rebels and seperatist activists have been killed in Sopore area of the disputed region during the last three weeks. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

An Army soldier was killed in a sniper attack by Pakistani troops who targeted forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district in a violation of ceasefire on Wednesday night.

Rachpal Singh was critically injured in the sniper fire by Pakistani troops at a forward post in Poonch along the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday night, a police officer said today.

Mr Singh, who belonged to 22-Sikh unit, later succumbed to injuries. He was guarding the Parvinder post when the incident occurred.

This is the third incident of sniper attack by Pakistani troops along the LoC this month. Two Border Security Force jawans were killed in similar incidents along the LoC in the Kashmir Valley.

There were two other incidents of ceasefire violations along the LoC in the Valley yesterday.

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