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Army jawan dies in ammo explosion in Pokhran

The jawans were trying to destroy the ammunitions which did not explode when fired from a few rocket launchers

india Updated: Feb 12, 2018 21:11 IST
An army jawan keeps vigil at the Indian forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
An army jawan keeps vigil at the Indian forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.(PTI Representative Photo)

An Army jawan died and another received severe injuries on Monday in Rajasthan’s Pokhran firing range when some ammunition exploded, army sources said.

The jawans were trying to destroy the ammunitions which did not explode when fired from a few rocket launchers, they said.

A jawan was killed and another injured in the incident which took place at around 4 pm, the sources said.

The cause of the explosion appears to be malfunctioning of the ammunition, they said, adding a probe has been ordered into the incident.

The jawan who died was from 14 Engineering regiment.