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Army jawan dies in ammo explosion in Pokhran, 4 injured

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An Army jawan died and four others were severely injured today in Rajasthan's firing range when some exploded, an Army said.

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

He said the incident happened during a "demolition" firing in Pokharan by the jawans of 14 engineering regiment.

The exercise to destroy faulty is referred to as "demolition firing".

All the injured have been evacuated by air to a military hospital in Jodhpur.

An inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of accident, the said.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:30 IST