Army Jawan killed in fresh CFV at Poonch
An Army jawan was on Thursday killed in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, a defence spokesman said.
Naik Thorat Kiran Popatrao (31) was grievously injured in the exchange of firing in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district on Wednesday evening and later succumbed to injuries, the spokesman said.
On Monday, two soldiers — rifleman Vinod Singh and rifleman Jaki Sharma, both hailing from Jammu and Kashmir — were killed in the ceasefire violation by Paksitan in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri, the official said.
“Paksitani troops initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars along the LoC from 14.00 hours in Nowshera sector of Rajouri and from 16.45 hours in Krishna Ghati sector,” the spokesman said.
Popatrao was a resident of Fakirabad Wadi of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra. He is survived by his wife.
His death took the number of Army personnel killed in the cross-border firing by Pakistan in the twin districts since Monday to three and 15 security personnel this year.