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Nine BSF Men Injured During Firing Practice in Rajasthan

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

Swati Vashishtha | CNN-News18swativashishtha

Updated:May 30, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
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Nine BSF Men Injured During Firing Practice in Rajasthan
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Jaipur: The incident took place at about 8:30 am when a 51mm mortar fell short of its target at the forces' firing range in Kishangarh.

The nine 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.

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.

| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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