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Six BSF men injured during mortar-firing practice in Rajasthan, two critical 

This is the second such incident in Rajasthan this year after four BSF personnel were injured in similar circumstances in March.

india Updated: May 30, 2017 11:51 IST
Six BSF men were injured during mortar-firing practice in Rajasthan.
Six BSF men were injured during mortar-firing practice in Rajasthan.(AFP File Photo)

Six Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured during mortar firing practice near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan along the Indo-Pak border on Tuesday.

The incident took place at about 8:30am when a 51mm mortar fell short of its target at the forces’ firing range in Kishangarh.

The six personnel suffered injuries due to the blast of the ammunition, out of which two are critical, a senior BSF officer said.

The troops were participating in a firing exercise.

Officials said one of the critically injured personnel will be air evacuated to a hospital in Jodhpur while others are being treated in Jaisalmer.

This is the second such incident here this year after four personnel were injured in similar circumstances in March.

Few days after this, six men of the paramilitary were injured in similar circumstances during mortar firing exercise at its centre in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh.

The BSF is deployed in Rajasthan as part of its task to guard the India-Pakistan International Border (IB).