Nine BSF men injured during firing practice : Rajasthan

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JAISALMER: On Tuesday, Nine personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) were harmed amid mortar firing practice near this town in Rajasthan along the India-Pakistan border.

The episode occurred at around 8:30am when a 51 mm mortar missed the mark concerning its objective at the strengths’ terminating range in Kishangarh.

While six staff endured wounds because of the impact of the ammo, three others have minor wounds. Every one of them are steady now, a senior BSF officer said.

A Court of Inquiry (CoI) has been requested into the occurrence, they said.

The troops were participating in a firing exercise.

Authorities said all the harmed work force were carried to a clinic in Jodhpur.

This is the second such occurrence here this year after four staff were harmed in comparative conditions in March.

Few days after this, six men of the paramilitary were harmed in comparable conditions amid mortar terminating exercise at its middle in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh.

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

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