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Four BSF men injured in mortar firing incident

Press Trust of India  |  Jaisalmer 

Four (BSF) personnel were today injured during mortar firing practice near this town in along the Indo-Pak border.

The incident took place when the 51mm mortar fell short of its target at the forces' firing range in Kishangarh. The four personnel -- an inspector, a head constable and two constables -- suffered injuries due to the blast of the ammunition.

They were participating in a firing exercise.

Officials said the four men have been air evacuated to a hospital in Jodhpur, adding two of them have suffered critical injuries.

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

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 21:57 IST